Green light for three more solar farms gives powerful boost to Good Energy

November 20, 2014

Good Energy, the Chippenham-based renewable electricity supplier and generator, has received planning permission for three new solar farms totalling more than 25MW.

Two of the solar farms (5.8MW and 4.9MW respectively) are in Dorset and are expected to be commissioned within the first half of next year.

The third, a 15MW site in Wales, is unlikely to go ahead before 2017 due to uncertainties around subsidies and grid connection availability.

Good Energy said it did not consider this site will deliver any meaningful return until that time.

Earlier this year Good Energy, which is listed on the AIM market, commissioned its first two solar sites in Dorset and Cornwall (totalling 6.8MW).

Founder and CEO Juliet Davenport said: “Each solar farm that gains planning consent offers the opportunity for more renewable electricity to be produced and supplied to customers here in the UK.

“Receiving planning permission for solar sites is excellent news, helping us towards our goal of generating 50% of the electricity our customers need from our own sites by 2016. In addition, once commissioned, the sites will help contribute to their respective county renewable energy targets.

“Each site will also deliver benefits to local people via a community fund and to the surrounding natural environment through bespoke ecological plans.”


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