Hive savours subsidy-free solar
Planning permission granted for 40MW project in Hampshire
Hive Energy has been granted planning permission to develop 40MW subsidy-free solar park in Hampshire in the UK.
The project, which will be located on 72 hectares of land at Woodington Farm near Romsey, will be built in the summer of 2018.
Hive said the project is located close to its headquarters and will have an on-site grid connection via SSE.
The proximity of the site to Hive’s head office will also allow the R&D team to pilot and test the latest solar and storage technologies, the company added.
Hive Energy chief execuive Giles Redpath said: “This subsidy free solar farm will generate a level of renewable energy which will make a significant contribution towards meeting national renewable energy targets and will help to increase the security of the UK’s energy supply.
“The project will also deliver positive social benefits for local people and support the development of innovative energy saving technology.”