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Thorpe Marsh

We are proposing to develop a solar farm, and battery storage,
on land south of Dunsville High Street, Dunsville, South Yorkshire.

Introducing Thorpe Marsh

The generating station would have an export capacity of 49.9MW for distribution to the national grid. As a guide, this would be enough for a capacity of around 13,000 family homes. The proposals also include battery storage which will allow energy to be stored at times when grid-demand if lower and exported at times of high demand to ensure no energy is ‘lost’.

13,000

homes powered per year (equivalent)

76,000

MWh of clean electricity produced per year

The Benefits

The main benefits of the development proposed are summarised below:

  • Our proposals for Thorpe Marsh Solar Farm will assist Doncaster Borough Council to reduce greenhouse gas emissions in line with local, national and international targets.
  • The project will support the UK’s urgent need to transition to a low carbon future, producing significant amounts of renewable energy
  • The highly efficient bifacial panels that will be used for the development generate approximately 4% higher energy yield than mono-facial panels.

Getting to net zero

The UK Government has signed up to a Renewable Energy Directive to provide 15 per cent of energy from renewables by 2020 (based on a 2008 baseline). In addition to this, the Government has made a legal commitment to cutting carbon emissions to net zero by 2050 (Climate Change Act 2008 (2050 Target Amendment) Order 2019).

To achieve net zero by 2050 will require a rapid and expanded deployment of low carbon power, including solar.

The Climate Crisis

According to the UN, Climate change is the ‘defining crisis of our time and it is happening even more quickly than we feared’. We have to create more renewable energy.

Our Government has made a legal commitment to cutting carbon emissions to net zero by 2050 (Climate Change Act 2008 (2050 Target Amendment) Order 2019).

To achieve net zero by 2050 will require action from all of us, and it must include the urgent development of renewable energy schemes across the country. 

 

Community Benefit

We believe that it’s right that the community closest to a solar farm is able to benefit from it. In addition we believe that the community itself is best placed to say what the community benefit should be. If you have an idea for a sustainable community based scheme or project, then please do let us know by getting in contact with us via the form at the bottom of this page. 

Register your views

If you would like to register your support for Thorpe Marsh Solar Farm, please fill in your details in the form or

t: 020 7499 2842
e: [email protected]

Please provide your contact details if you wish to get a response. Any information provided will only be used for the purpose of the planning application to the Local Planning Authority and will not be disclosed with any third parties. Your contact details will not be listed on the planning application documentation.


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