237.5 MW Solar Farm in development for Fenwick, Doncaster
The outline proposal for Fenwick Solar Farm involves the construction of an approximately 325 hectare development in Fenwick, north of Doncaster. The solar farm will connect to an import and export grid connection at Thorpe Marsh Power Station.
Boom Power has a proven track record of delivering renewable energy projects across the UK and the Fenwick project will be the latest in an extensive pipeline of projects being delivered by Boom Power in the UK, including sites in East Yorkshire, at Cleve Hill in Kent and the recently consented Kenley Solar Farm in Hull.
The Fenwick Solar Farm will have a generation capacity of up to 237.5 megawatts, enough to power around 60,000 homes per year.
Boom Power currently anticipates submitting a Development Consent Order in Spring 2024. Fenwick Solar Farm qualifies as a Nationally Significant Infrastructure Project (NSIP), meaning that the Planning Inspectorate, as well as the Secretary of State for Climate Change and Net Zero, must approve the plans before construction can begin.
Boom Power will now begin consulting with local stakeholders and residents, before making an application to the Planning Inspectorate for approval to begin construction of the solar farm.
Since its formation in 2019, Boom Power has worked to deliver a renewables pipeline which will support the UK’s push towards clean power generation, which forms part of the country’s efforts to achieve net zero carbon emissions by 2050.
Mark Hogan, Founder and Director of Boom Power comments: “Boom Power is committed to supporting the UK’s target of achieving a sustainable, clean power generation future, which will allow the country to achieve its net zero targets.
“Solar energy will play a critical role in this journey, and Fenwick will be at the forefront of that drive. As a business, we are committed to working closely with local stakeholders to make sure that local people and community groups in Fenwick are able to help shape our plans. We take our role as a neighbour to the people of Fenwick seriously, and want to ensure this project leaves a positive, long-term local legacy.”