Braintree: Solar farm could power 1,650 homes

One of Lightsource's other solar farms

One of Lightsource's other solar farms

First published in News

Solar panels covering the equivalent of about six football pitches could be built on a farmer's field.

Lightsource Renewable Energy Limited plans to build a solar farm on land at Drapers Farm, east of Milch Hill Lane in Great Leighs.

The site covers 15.5 hectares and the 24,480 ground level solar panels will cover nearly 4.6 hectares, with the gaps between rows of panels and fencing taking up the rest of the area.

Lightsource, which has yet to submit a planning application, said it would generate enough electricity to power nearly 1,650 typical households in the local area.

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11:42am Sat 9 Feb 13

Keep Essex Green says...

BUILD BUILD BUILD BUILD BUILD...does any of this benefit the people of Braintree, only a little, the main benefactors are people moving to the area from deprived parts of London and the landowners making a fat profit!!!

Braintree has been ruined, unfortunately the only people who realise this are the people who have lived here long enough to see the changes, unfortunately we are getting the minority!
BUILD BUILD BUILD BUILD BUILD...does any of this benefit the people of Braintree, only a little, the main benefactors are people moving to the area from deprived parts of London and the landowners making a fat profit!!! Braintree has been ruined, unfortunately the only people who realise this are the people who have lived here long enough to see the changes, unfortunately we are getting the minority! Keep Essex Green
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11:25pm Sun 10 Feb 13

Muk says...

Good news, renewable energy is the future.
Good news, renewable energy is the future. Muk
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