Renewable Energy Systems (RES), a UK-based renewables developer, has submitted a planning application to the Babergh District Council for a proposed 20-MW solar farm with storage in the village of Boxted, located in the South Suffolk district.
The Boxted Solar Farm is anticipated to generate sufficient power to meet the annual electricity demands of approximately 8,900 homes, contributing to a reduction of 13,000 tonnes of carbon dioxide emissions over its operational lifespan.
The project's scope includes the installation of solar panels, battery storage, inverters, and a substation, accompanied by landscape mitigation and biodiversity measures. RES emphasized that design changes have been incorporated based on feedback gathered from the local community, as outlined in the submitted documents.
RES, with a track record of delivering over 23 GW of renewable energy projects worldwide, continues to advance its commitment to sustainable energy initiatives. In a recent statement, the company highlighted its ongoing efforts, including the consultation on early plans for a substantial renewable energy project adjacent to the recently decommissioned West Burton power station in Nottinghamshire.