INRG wins approval for 17 MW solar farm on former airfield site in U.K.


British solar company INRG Solar will construct a 17 MW PV plant in Buckinghamshire after winning approval from the local council. The project will generate sufficient electricity for 4,000 homes in the area, saving an estimated 3,000 tonnes of carbon annually.

A report released by Aylesbury Vale District Council, which granted the planning permission, says: "Landscape value is considered low in its present form and it is therefore considered the proposed change would not result in a significant degree of harm to its landscape value."

Ian Gannon, director of INRG Solar, said: "Our aim is to enhance the ecology of the sites we develop and limit the impact of our solar farms on the character of the local area. We always try to engage with local residents and have a balanced and informed conversation with local people."

The western end of the site still operates as a civil aerodrome.

"Construction of the project," Gannon told pv magazine, "will start in six to eight weeks‘ time, and funding is secured." The company isn't willing to share financial or technical details at this stage, although additional information will be shared in the following weeks, confirmed Gannon.

INRG Solar has a pipeline in excess of 300MW, which will be completed over the next two years. The company is committed to the U.K. market for the next three years, with projects and capacity secured well into 2016.

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