ENERGY STORAGE

Renewco & Locogen get green light for 39MW UK solar-battery project

April 25, 2024

Renewco Power and Locogen have secured planning permission for a 39MW solar and battery project in Fife, Scotland.

The £50 million Glenniston solar project – located in Lochgelly – will have the potential to power 18,000 homes and will offer a local annual community benefit fund equating to £23,400, according to Renweco Power.

Since launching in 2021, Renewco has developed a 5GW pipeline consisting of 50 solar, wind, battery and green hydrogen projects across the UK, Spain, Italy and the US.

Clara Thompson, senior developer at Renewco Power, said: “This is a huge milestone for the project and we are delighted Fife Council has recognised the many environmental, social and economic benefits of solar energy. We look forward to the project making a substantial contribution to the UK’s green energy transition over the coming years.”

Stuart Hamilton, head of developments at Locogen, added: “We are delighted to have received planning approval for the Glenniston solar farm. Solar energy is one of the lowest cost and quickly deployable forms of renewable energy. We look forward to continuing with the next phases of the project and further engagement with the local community.”