Cornish solar farm primed and ready

A solar farm in Cornwall started generating electricity, pumping out enough power for up to 9,000 homes a year. Nestled in rolling fields, the Canworth Water solar farm near Launceston […]

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By Vicky Ellis

A solar farm in Cornwall started generating electricity, pumping out enough power for up to 9,000 homes a year.

Nestled in rolling fields, the Canworth Water solar farm near Launceston was finished last week and at 81 hectares, is big enough to cover more than 113 football pitches.

It is owned and run by Primrose Solar which has four other large solar parks around the UK. Sheep will graze between the panels in autumn and winter, said the firm.

Giles Clark, CEO of the solar company said: “While Canworthy is probably the largest operational solar farm in the UK, we think it will be overtaken within a couple of months by another Primrose site – Southwick Estate Solar Farm in Hampshire, which is currently being built and will have a capacity of 48MW.”