Anglo Renewables has achieved a significant milestone with the approval of their solar and co-located battery project at Rock Farm, Ludlow. The Shropshire Council's planning committee recently gave the green light to the proposed solar farm, marking a crucial step towards expanding renewable energy production in the region.
The Rock Farm Solar Farm will be situated on land south-east of Rock Farm, Shropshire, covering approximately 49 hectares. The solar farm is set to have a capacity of 40MW AC, accompanied by a 12MW co-located battery storage facility. This development is projected to produce enough renewable energy to power around 13,000 homes annually, significantly offsetting approximately 10,000 tonnes of CO2 emissions annually.
In addition to creating clean energy through solar panels, the project includes various measures to enhance biodiversity and landscape features, such as mixed species grassland, new hedgerow and tree planting and reinforcing existing hedgerows. This sustainable approach will contribute to the local ecosystem and offer dual-use land with sheep grazing under the solar panels.
James Stone, Managing Director at Anglo Renewables, expressed his excitement regarding the project's approval. He said "We are thrilled to receive approval for the Rock Farm Solar Farm. This marks a substantial leap towards our mission to reaching Net Zero by 2050. The project aligns with local and national climate targets and demonstrates our dedication to sustainable development while positively impacting biodiversity."