Plans have been submitted to build a solar farm within the fields at Meadow Farm, Thorpe Langton near Market Harborough. The solar farm has been calculated to power 1,400 homes within the area. The planners of the solar farm regard it as a good site as it is well-screened by the surrounding woodland and there is still the opportunity for the farm to continue to be used for its intended agricultural use as well as for the grazing of sheep. If the solar project were to go ahead, vegetation would be planted to ensure that the solar farm did not disrupt the natural beauty of the area.
Solar farms are becoming more prominent throughout the UK and are ever-present in the South West of the country as farmers continue to look at ways to diversify their businesses and make further use of the land they own. Solar farms can provide farmers with a sustainable level of income and can assist with reducing the running costs of the farm and food production. Furthermore, a solar farm will help generate clean electricity for a community and support other businesses in an area.
Run By The Sun have had some great experiences designing and installing community solar power projects and we are passionate about helping communities harness the power of solar energy. Whether your PV Solar System is connected to the grid or off-grid, we have experience in roof top or ground solar panel installations. To discuss your solar energy project, contact Run By The Sun on 0116 270 1926.