Mapperton Farm

Good Energy’s proposal for a 24.2MW solar farm at Mapperton, near Sturminster Marshall in Dorset, is currently the subject of a legal challenge.

Further work on the Mapperton Farm project, which was granted planning consent in summer 2015, has been halted pending the outcome of the judicial process.

If constructed as proposed, the solar farm would generate enough renewable electricity to power around 6,300 average homes.

Good Energy is also proposing a local tariff offering renewable electricity at 20% less than our standard prices to homes within 2km of the solar farm, in addition to a community fund worth £35,000 per year and solar PV systems for the local school and village hall.


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Project key facts

Installed capacity: 24.2MW (proposed)

Annual renewable electricity output: 25,500MWh* (projected)

Homes powered: 6,300**

Status: Planning approved

*Based on an installed capacity of 24,2MW and PVGIS estimates of solar electricity generation for the postcode location of the site of 1,050kWh per year for a 1kW system (Source: EC Joint Research Centre, Institute for Energy and Transport).

**Based on the estimated annual output of 25,500MWh and the average annual household electricity consumption for 2014 of 4,001kWh (Source: DECC, Energy Consumption in the UK, 2015).

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