Good Energy Group acquire provisional approval to build 49.9 MW UK solar farm

The Good Energy Group – the U.K.’s only electricity supplier that sources 100% of its power from renewable energy – has been granted provisional planning consent to construct a 49.9 MW solar PV farm on a disused airfield in Norfolk, England.

Consent was granted earlier this week by North Norfolk District Council, and is subject to the fulfilment of further appropriate conditions and legal agreements to be put in place before final consent can be granted.

The company is confident, however, that their plans will proceed without a hitch, and the proposed PV farm can be installed on schedule.

The Good Energy Group has earmarked the disused airfield at West Raynham, near Fakenham in north Norfolk, as the location for the plant which, once complete, will be able to power 11,287 local homes with clean solar energy.

"This site will not only help Norfolk achieve its renewable energy targets, but will also see benefits to local people via a community fund and to the surrounding environment with a bespoke ecological plan for the site, which has been disused for almost 20 years," said Good Energy’s CEO and founder, Julie Davenport OBE. "It will also help Good Energy deliver its commitment to greater energy security and stability in the U.K."

Set up in 1999, the Good Energy Group is listed on the Alternative Investment Market (AIM). Its chief focus is to ensure that each and every one of its customers is supplied with 100% renewable energy. Once consent for the Group’s latest PV project is confirmed, Good Energy will then boast a solar PV pipeline of 133 MW in the U.K.