Torbay Council, a DCE Partner, has committed £4.8million to develop two solar farms, one at Nightingale Park in Torquay and the second at Brokenbury, between Paignton and Brixham.

The proposed size of the Nightingale solar park, a former waste tip, could generate up to 3 megawatt-hours of electricity – enough to supply around 900 homes. 

It is expected these installations would generate income from the sale of the electricity which would then be used to fund schemes that benefit local people and further Torbay’s climate commitments.

This is one of several schemes the authority plans to roll out in order to take ambitious action to address the climate emergency and reach it’s target of net-zero as an authority by 2030.


How is this helping Devon reach net-zero?

Action E1.2 Identify opportunities for large-scale renewable energy and storage deployment on land owned or managed by Devon Climate Emergency partners, and wider business community.

These solar farms will offer significant carbon savings, helping achieve the goal in the Devon Carbon Plan to transition to renewables.