Solar farm could power half of town


ENERGY to power more than 3,000 homes – almost half of Verwood and Three Legged Cross – could be created if a plan for a 28-hectare solar farm is approved.

Chippenham firm Good Energy Generation Ltd has submitted plans to East Dorset District Council to change the use of Homeland Farm from agriculture to agriculture together with the solar photovoltaic farm spanning four fields.

If planners approve the application, the development will see 47,700 solar panels in rows, supported on metal poles of 2.65m, generating up to 12.5MW of electricity each year – enough to power 3,047 homes.

via Solar farm could power half of town (From Salisbury Journal).