Solar farms to power homes in Cambridgeshire

More than 15,500 homes around Cambridgeshire will get their power from two solar farms. The farms, located in the parish of Melbourne close to Royston, will generate a combined 53 […]

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By Taryn Nixon

More than 15,500 homes around Cambridgeshire will get their power from two solar farms.

The farms, located in the parish of Melbourne close to Royston, will generate a combined 53 megawatt capacity and offset around 26,000 tonnes of carbon emissions.

Renewable energy company, Lightsource Renewable Energy, secured planning permission after an extensive consultation had been carried out, which included protecting archaeological remains in the area.

Conor McGuigan, Business Development Director at Lightsource said: “Good site selection is key, however equal focus has to be given towards ensuring the scheme provides maximum benefit to the local community.”