Mapperton Farm

Good Energy is proposing a 24.2MW solar farm at Mapperton, near Sturminster Marshall in Dorset.

Local planners at East Dorset District Council are due to reconsider the proposal in 2017 after a planning consent granted in 2015 was overturned following legal challenge.

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. 

Project key facts

Installed capacity: 24.2MW (proposed)

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

Homes powered: 6,500**

Status: Planning

*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 average annual household electricity consumption for 2015 of 3,938kWh (Source: DECC, Energy Consumption in the UK, 2016)

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