Brynwhilach Solar Farm
Good Energy is exploring the options for developing a consented solar PV development at Brynwhilach Farm, near Llangyfelach, north of Swansea.
Planning permission was granted for a 12.7MW solar farm on the site in November 2014. If constructed at this scale, the project would generate enough renewable electricity to power approximately 3,000 homes.
The site at Brynwhilach Farm is well screened from view, surrounded by trees and existing electricity substations and pylons.
Our environmental plan for the site includes creating a wildflower meadow throughout solar farm, planting new hedgerows and installing bird and bat boxes in existing trees to enhance habitats for a variety of wildlife.
If built at the proposed capacity of 12.7MW, the solar farm would contribute £12,700 a year to a community fund for the lifetime of the project. This fund would be controlled by local people and used to support community initiatives.
Project key facts
Installed capacity: 12.7MW
Annual renewable electricity output: 12,900MWh* (projected)
Homes powered: 3,000**
Status: In planning
*Based on an installed capacity of 12.7MW and PVGIS estimates of solar electricity generation for the postcode location of the site of 1,020kWh per year for a 1kW system (Source: EC Joint Research Centre, Institute for Energy and Transport).
**Based on the estimated annual output of 12,900MWh and the average annual household electricity consumption for 2014 of 4,001kWh (Source: DECC, Energy Consumption in the UK, 2015).
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