August 19, 2013 2.16 pm This story is over 99 months old

Lincoln village solar farm plan could power 8,000 homes

Solar energy: A new Branston solar farm could power up to 8,000 homes, the second of its kind near Lincoln.

A renewables company is proposing to build a solar farm in the village of Branston, south of Lincoln.

Inazin Power will detail its plans for the solar farm to village residents at a meeting in All Saints’ Church Hall on August 28.

According to the company, the farm will be around 160 acres and supply 35-40MW, which would provide electricity for 6,000-8,000 houses.

As the power is solar, it would also save 20,000 tonnes of C02, benefitting the environment.

If approved, the solar farm would be the second around the city, with the first one maintained by Freewatt in Stow, north of Lincoln.

Stuart Homewood, Development Manager at Inazin, said: “The panels will be completely modular and no different from panels on people’s roofs.

“It’s an excellent area where we can get an economic grid connection so you don’t have any additional infrastructure.”

As well as the solar panels, which will stand two metres off the ground, the site just south of the village will also house a number of small buildings for equipment storage and a sub-station.

A planning application has not been submitted to the local authority at present, but Inazin Power will showcase the proposals and answer questions at the meeting on August 28, held between 3pm and 7pm.

The proposals will then be discussed at the Branston and Mere Parish Council meeting on September 2.

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