UK Crew Unveils 165MW PV-Plus-Storage Plan

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UK developer Evolution Power has announced plans to develop an up to 165MW solar and battery storage project near Aldington in Kent, England. The Stonestreet Green project will be connected into the national grid at the nearby Sellindge substation. It will have a generating capacity up to 165MW and an export capacity of 99.9MW. Stonestreet Green is the first project launched since Evolution Power announced its partnership with Finnish sustainable investment group Korkia to fund the development of its initial pipeline of over 1GW projects.

Director of Evolution Power director Giles Frampton said: “We are now all aware of the climate emergency and the government recently announced a commitment to decarbonise the electricity grid by 2035. “To reach these ambitious targets the country has to develop much more renewable capacity, which will also provide secure domestic electricity supply and reduce ever-rising bills. “The site at Stonestreet Green has been carefully selected for this project. “It has access to a nearby grid connection and is near to large local energy users; the site is predominantly low-quality land, which can continue to be grazed; it has high solar irradiation given its south east location and has good access to the M20 and A20. “The battery storage means that the project could provide electricity when it is most needed, not just during daylight hours.” The project is at an early development stage. Due to the proposed generating capacity of the project exceeding 50MW, it is classified as a Nationally Significant Infrastructure Project, and the application process will be made through a Development Consent Order and ultimately be determined by the Secretary of State for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy.





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