Renewable Energy Park Planned in Lincolnshire
East Lindsey District Council in Lincolnshire is considering whether to approve an application to build a 55-acre renewable energy park. If approved, the solar park, planned by renewable energy company Juwi would be built on a site in Croft near Skegness and could be up and running by the new year.
Juwi says that the park’s 42,000 solar panels could power up to 3,000 homes, with managing director Jan Sisson telling the local paper that “the amount of sunlight falling on Lincolnshire is better than most people think. “Somewhere in the range of 1,800 to 3,000 homes’ annual electricity requirements could be met by the solar park,” she insisted. East Lindsey District Council has already made some moves towards improving its energy-efficiency and promoting renewable energy systems. In February, is started installing solar panels on some of its buildings, with the aim of cutting its energy bill by over £1.5 million over the next 25 years.