Monthly Archives: March 2017

Planning Permission granted for Mountrath

On Monday 6 March 2017, Elgin Energy was granted planning permission for Mountrath, a 4MW solar farm in Co. Laois, Ireland. Below is an overview of the development and the projected number of homes / cars that the farm will power annually once energised.  

Planning Permission granted for Holycross Road

On Thursday 30 March 2017, Elgin Energy was granted planning permission for Holycross road, a 4MW solar farm in Co. Tipperary, Ireland. Below is an overview of the development and the projected number of homes / cars that the farm will power annually once energised.  

Planning Permission granted for Bagenalstown

On Wednesday 1 March 2017, Elgin Energy was granted planning permission for Bagenalstown, a 4MW solar farm in Co. Carlow, Ireland. Below is an overview of the development and the projected number of homes / cars that the farm will power annually once energised.  

Bann Road

Location: Antrim, Northern Ireland Capacity: 46MW Constructed: Early 2017 This is the largest solar farm to date in Northern Ireland.

Bilsborrow

Location: Lancashire, Northern England Capacity: 5MW Constructed: Early 2017 Elgin Energy worked closely with the Duchy of Lancaster to develop this solar farm.

Hunger Hill

Location: Durham, England Capacity: 5MW Constructed: Early 2017 This solar farm is located near to a railway line.

Sandhutton

Location: North Yorkshire, England Capacity: 5MW Constructed: Early 2017 This solar farm has an existing public bridleway (equestrian trail) located at the perimeter of the site.

Berthlwyd

Location: Glamorgan, Wales Capacity: 5MW Constructed: Early 2017 The landowner has been able to continue using his land for sheep grazing.

Bodwen

Location: Cornwall, Southern England Capacity: 5MW Constructed: Early 2017 Extensive ecological studies were carried out prior to the development of this site.

Ebnal Lodge

Location: Shropshire, Southern England Capacity: 5MW Constructed: Early 2017 A public footpath runs through the centre of this solar farm.

Errol

Location: Perth, Scotland Capacity: 13MW Constructed: Early 2016 This is the largest solar farm to date in Scotland and is also one of the most northern utility scale solar farms in the world.

Rose & Crown

Location: Norfolk, England Capacity: 30MW Constructed: Early 2016 The Rose & Crown solar farm began construction in January 2016 and was energised in March 2016.

Trequite

Location: Menheniot, Cornwall, England Capacity: 12MW Constructed: Early 2014 As part of the development of this site, Elgin Energy facilitated the opening of Padderbury Top, a Scheduled Ancient Monument, to the public.

Trewidland

Location: Pensipple, Cornwall, England Capacity: 5MW Constructed: Early 2014 Local labour was used on site during the delivery of materials, civil and final stage works.

Sundorne

Location: Shrewsbury, England Capacity: 20MW Constructed: Late 2014 Elgin Energy worked closely with the Forestry Commission to develop a new cycling track at the nearby Haughmond Hill.

Clawdd Ddu

Location: Tycroes, Ammanford, Wales Capacity: 12MW Constructed: Early 2014 The landowner lives in the centre of this solar farm and considers the panels to be ‘very good neighbours’.

Llwyndu

Location: Blaenporth, Wales Capacity: 8MW Constructed: Late 2014 This solar farm is located close to West Wales Airport.

Little Neath

Location: Pembrokeshire, Wales Capacity: 5MW Constructed: Late 2014 The site is adjacent to the Valero oil refinery at Milford Haven.

Burthy

Location: Cornwall, England Capacity: 13MW Constructed: Early 2013