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 a 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 of solar power (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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