The project will be located on privately owned arable farm land 1km north-east of the village of Thornholme.
The project could generate up to 39MW solar photovoltaic electricity.
The project could host up to 78MWh of BESS (Battery Energy Storage System).
It is currently estimated that the solar farm will generate the equivalent electricity needs of approximately 8,900 East Riding of Yorkshire 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.
Once the renewable energy park is operating, funding will be made available to the local community to help fund community initiatives.
For more information on our community ethos and the community benefit fund for Three Oaks please click here.
Initial Concept Site Layout
The final site layout is yet to be determined, as it will be based upon current and future surveys at the site. There will be an opportunity to comment on the site design during the consultation process.
Infrastructure, Surveys and EIA Screening
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 have been guided by data gathered during surveys, technical assessments, and by advice provided by independent environmental consultants. Surveys began in winter 2020 and continued into this year. The technical assessment reports are provided with the Environmental Report that accompanies the planning application.
EIA Screening Request
On October 6th 2021, Ridge Clean Energy submitted an EIA (Environmental Impact Assessment) Screening Request to East Riding of Yorkshire Council. In response to this request, the council have provided a Screening Opinion that an EIA is not required.