Clean energy solutions company is on target to complete two important solar energy farms in the south of England, providing 42MWp of renewable electricity, in early 2024.
Horsey Levels in Bridgwater, Somerset, and the Kiln Fields project in Heckfield near Hook in Hampshire, will together provide enough power annually for 16,450 average sized homes, offsetting up to 11,000 tonnes in carbon emissions.
When fully operational, Horsey Levels will boast 45,198 bifacial solar modules with a capacity of 24.18MWp and will generate over 28,000MWhs of energy per annum, offsetting approximately 6,500 tonnes of carbon emissions.
Kiln Fields with its 33,102 bifacial solar modules is a similarly large site, generating over 19,000 MWhs of energy per annum and could offset around 4,500 tones of carbon emissions .
Both sites secured planning permission last year, with Kiln Fields receiving a unanimous vote by Councillors on the Hart District planning committee voting 10-0 in favour of the application.
These two projects further demonstrate Enviromena’s growth in the UK renewables industry in the past 12 months . Three Maids Hill in Winchester was energised in late 2022, followed by the company’s first solar farm in Wales – Bryngolwg – going live in October. Furthermore, Enviromena also energised its first site in Italy in Collepasso in the summer of 2022.
Gary Hales, Enviromena’s Chief Operating Officer added: “Our in house project management teams are pushing forward at speed with the construction of both projects which are on schedule to complete in line with project programmes. Furthermore, our grid team are working closely with our ICP partner to ensure all connection related activities are finalised ready for energisation in early 2024.”
Chris Marsh, Chief Executive Officer at Enviromena, said “The construction progress made on the projects in Heckfield and Bridgwater are further evidence on Enviromena’s growing presence in the UK solar industry. These two high yielding schemes form part of a portfolio that will deliver a considerable contribution to the UK’s transition to Net Zero targets and we are looking forward to energising both projects alongside commencing construction on a further 150MW of projects in early 2024.”
One of the UK’s largest clean energy solutions companies, Enviromena has more than 2GW of active solar farms and battery energy storage systems in development and operation throughout the UK and Europe.
Last month Enviromena announced it had just completed a major equity raise of £65million, which will support the growth of its constructed and operational UK solar portfolio to over 500MW by 2025.