The developer British Solar Renewables (BSR) claims to have secured planning permission for a 20MW PV array near Bournemouth airport in Dorset, the second such project for which it has clinched consent in the past week.
BSR – known until last year
as Solar Power Generation – will develop the 20MW Dorset site on 120 acres
attached to a waste management and recycling facility.
Last week the Somerset-based developer
announced planning permission for another 20MW solar array on a former Royal
Air Force airfield in Norfolk.
The company claims to have
built more than 32MW of large-scale PV since it was founded in 2010 by farmer
The Dorset site will see
modules mounted on steel frames and sitting 2.9m off the ground, surrounded by
woodland and hedges for visual screening purposes.
The developer gave no
timescale for the project.
The UK added nearly 1GW of PV
capacity last year, dynamiting all expectations for the market, and developers
believe the market will see sustained growth for at least another two years on
the back of the Renewables Obligation.