Cornish farm secures planning permission for 11MW solar farm

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A llama and sheep farm in Truro will also soon be harvesting the sun’s energy too after British Solar Renewables secured planning permission for an 11MW solar farm.

The proposed solar farm will incorporate approximately 45,000 solar panels across 24-hectares. The site will provide an extra revenue stream for the farm’s owner, Tom Tripp, who will continue to grave sheep across the land.

Commenting on the planned solar development, Tripp said: “We are thrilled that the solar farm has been given the go ahead. I have farmed sheep for the last 25 years and can now do so for the next 25 years. I can even graze them in the solar farm! The regular rental income it will provide will both cement our core farming business for the future and enable us to extend our llama educational, trekking and therapy offering – both things that we are very passionate about!”

via Cornish farm secures planning permission for 11MW solar farm | Solar Power Portal.

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