£20m Solar Park to be built in Pembrokeshire?
With an increase of all renewable energy aspects continuing and with the trend likely to go on well into the future, it has been reported that a company based in Germany called, Kronos Solar are hoping to build a solar park in Pembrokeshire, south west Wales, which will cost in the region of £20 million and will include an incredible 60,000 solar panels.
The plans have apparently been submitted to the local council and if successful the location will be a 25 acre site at a place called West Farm in Cosheston.
A company director, Dr Alexander Arcache, told the BBC that the site was a good choice and “not very visible”. Of course, visibility of large scale projects such as this always raises concern with local people and is perhaps one of the biggest hurdles for the future of these kinds of enterprises.
The company believe that the land, which is agricultural, could still be used for grazing when the installation is complete. It is believed that the Pembrokeshire authorities have been asked for comment.
Dr Arcache went on to say that public support is important and that it was crucial to get, “people behind renewables by taking away their fears”. If the project goes ahead, it is likely to be covered by the Renewables Obligation Certificate System. The system obligates UK electricity suppliers to seek out more renewable energy sources of energy for it electricity output.