The environmental charity PECT is calling for local residents, businesses, and community groups to have their say on a proposed solar farm located in Stanground. The planned location is an old landfill site that was formally closed in 1992, situated between the A1139 Fletton Parkway, Stanham Way and the A605 in the south of Peterborough.
You can feedback with your thoughts and comments about the scheme through an online survey at consultcambs.uk.engagementhq.com
Cambridgeshire County Council is seeking permission to build the 2.7 MW solar farm and battery energy storage system. This pioneering use of the site, turning it into an active energy generation centre, is the first of its kind in the East of England and has the potential to be replicated on other similar sites across the region.
The site would generate significant amounts of renewable electricity – the equivalent of the demand of over 700 houses. It is estimated that the solar farm would save around 6,500 tonnes of carbon over its lifetime.
Electricity would be used to supply energy into the electricity grid or to large local businesses, and to charge a battery energy storage system on site. The battery would provide electricity storage capacity supporting a more resilient network by providing grid stability and energy balancing services.
The site is Cambridgeshire County Council-owned land, and the development work would be of no cost to Peterborough City Council or its residents. Sales of electricity and provision of services to the grid would generate revenue for the continued delivery and development of frontline services.
Members of the public can also join virtual Zoom events to hear more about the Stanground Closed Landfill Solar Farm scheme and to ask the project team questions on:
- 3rd June at 6pm (join via https://zoom.us/j/153161490)
- 17th June at 6pm (join via https://zoom.us/j/180221249)