The project would be located on privately owned arable land approximately 1.3km south west of Ruddington Village.
The project could generate up to 49.9MW of solar photovoltaic electricity.
The project could host up to 49.9MW of BESS (Battery Energy Storage System).
It is currently estimated that the solar farm will generate the equivalent electricity needs of approximately 11,200 Nottinghamshire homes (based on average domestic consumption per household of 3900kWh p.a., DBEIS 2020).
From the displacement of electricity generated from fossil fuel powered generation, the proposed development would offset the emissions of a significant quantity of pollutants. This reduction in emissions would contribute to the national legislation of net zero emissions by 2050, as well as the climate emergency declared by Rushcliffe Borough Council and Nottinghamshire County Council.
The project would result in a net gain for biodiversity, through new ecological and enhanced planting measures, including beehives.
Once the renewable energy park is operating, funding will be made available to the local community to help fund community initiatives.
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Up to 11,200
Infrastructure, Surveys and EIA
A range of infrastructure will be required as part of the new renewable energy park, which will include ground-mounted solar panels, inverters, a Battery Energy Storage System (BESS), transformer units, switch gear and substation, and temporary construction compounds.
Our proposals and designs for the site will be guided by data gathered during surveys, technical assessments, and by advice provided by independent environmental consultants. Surveys began in September 2021 and will continue through the first quarter of 2022. The technical assessment reports will be provided within the reporting that will accompany our planning application.
Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA)
Ridge Clean Energy took the decision in early 2022 to 'volunteer' an EIA for our application. An Environmental Statement will be submitted as part of our suite of submission documents to assist Rushcliffe Borough Council when determining the application.