ENERGY STORAGE

Elements Green launches consultation on 800MW UK solar-storage plan

January 18, 2024

Renewables developer Elements Green has launched a first stage of community consultation on plans for Great North Road (GNR) Solar Park, a 800MW solar and energy storage park located to the northwest of Newark-on-Trent, Nottinghamshire in the UK.

Elements Green said the scheme has the potential to meet the power needs of around 400,000 homes, equivalent to all of the homes in Nottinghamshire.

Elements Green will be holding a series of in-person and online exhibition events, providing opportunities for the community and key stakeholders to find out more information about the proposals and provide feedback.

Mark Noone, project director for Great North Road Solar Park, said: “Our plans for GNR Solar Park will align with those set by the British Energy Security Strategy, which aims to increase the UK’s solar capacity fivefold by 2035. With an installed capacity of over one gigawatt (GW) DC, GNR Solar Park would contribute 1.5 per cent towards this target. We want to talk to communities to understand their views and listen to their ideas. Feedback received during Stage One consultation will help us to develop our proposals more thoroughly, and we want to hear from as many members of the community as possible.”