Anesco wins approval for 50MW solar farm near Skegness

A 50MW solar farm developed by Anesco has been given the green light by East Lindsey District Council, with the company gearing up for its latest wave of large-scale solar projects.

Anesco’s 50MW Low Farm solar farm has been given the go-ahead by East Lindsey District Council. The 60Ha site  is located in Wainfleet, near Skegness. Construction is expected to take around 26 weeks, with the site having a lifespan of 40 years, after which time it will be returned to its natural state.

Mark Futyan, chief executive of Anesco, said: “We’re delighted to have secured planning permission for Low Farm, which is the first of a new wave of large-scale solar projects reaching the investment ready stage. With solar now undercutting most other power generation options in terms of cost-effectiveness, while also being environmentally sustainable, we are seeing significant interest from investors. With a strong project pipeline, and mounting interest for our connected O&M and revenue optimisation services, we are on track for one of our busiest years yet.”

Anesco said it has more than 430MW of new solar and storage projects in planning or at the ready to build stage, with a total pipeline exceeding 2GW.

The company also recently announced it is soon to break ground on its third solar farm outside of the UK, in the form of a 30MW site in The Netherlands for Shell New Energies, while its O&M team manages more than 1.1GW of renewable energy assets.

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