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The Proposal

Cumnor Solar Farm will comprise of solar panels mounted, in rows, on a Single Axis Tracker frame orientated North to South. The top of the panels would be approximately 3.2m off the ground and would move from East to West.

  • Supply power directly into the grid, with an export capacity of up to 13MW (megawatts). A 3 MW battery is also proposed.
  • Potential to generate enough electricity (19.5GWh) to meet the needs of approximately 5000* homes.
  • Offer a community benefit package that will be shaped by local people.
  • Offset approximately 8,000** tonnes of CO2 per year.
  • Contribute to meeting the UK Government’s ‘net zero by 2050’ targets.

*Source: Homes Powered Equivalent calculated using the most recent statistics from the Department of Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS).
**Source: RenewableUK uses BEIS’s “all fossil fuels” emissions statistic of 446 tonnes of carbon dioxide per GWh of electricity supplied.