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Public consultation underway for solar farm at Prestop Park Farm in Ashby

By Burton Mail  |  Posted: July 31, 2014

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A FULL planning application for a new solar farm in Ashby has been submitted to North West Leicestershire District Council.

A consultation period is currently under way for the 28-hectare development at Prestop Park Farm, off Moira Road, for people to submit their views.

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  • KAGE-Group  |  August 01 2014, 1:02AM

    Storage of power is key to any solar project. Burton engineer has developed, patented a Eco Friendly Battery which has been under test and design for 10 years. Investment from solar companies in the USA and China in the Eco Friendly Battery where the solar conditions are extremely more aggressive than the UK has shown the next niche in the solar industry is storage and this battery meets all the demands of solar energy storage.

  • Croc_Gunn_D  |  July 31 2014, 7:01PM

    So how much power will be generated at night, and how much in the short dark days of winter? How much will the landowner receive in rent? How much will the operator receive in "Feed in Tariffs"? When these things aren't operational, what will be the power source to keep our lights on. This is absolute madness, what's it going to take to break the spell? Last winter our energy reserve was down to just 5%, and that was a mild one. It's predicted that winter 2015/16 will be down to 2%. If we get a cold one, it could be sooner. Then we'll be staring at electricity rationing......again, anyone remember the last time?

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