Common Farm Solar Energy Park
What is this project?
Common Farm Solar Energy Park is a new and exciting renewable energy project proposal in Rotherham that will generate around 49MW of electricity – enough to power approximately 18,800 homes each year.
The planning application for Common Farm Solar Energy Park was submitted to Rotherham Metropolitan Borough Council in July 2022 and was recommended for approval by its officers. In May 2023 Rotherham Metropolitan Borough Council’s planning committee resolved to approve our plans to create a solar farm and battery storage park.
Meet the project team
Solar / flex project manager
Senior development planner
Community relations manager
Senior project secretary
Key project benefits
Supplied with renewable electricity each year
Potential electricity storage capacity
Tonnes of CO2 saved each year
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The UK Government has set ambitious targets for renewable energy generation to ensure the country meets its net zero targets and combats climate change. In order to meet these targets and ensure the security of our energy supply, new renewable infrastructure and generating facilities must be developed. By choosing electricity generated from solar technology and providing energy storage facilities, we can help ensure the security of our electricity supply, meet our energy targets and reduce greenhouse gas emissions whilst protecting and promoting local wildlife.
The cost for developing solar technology has significantly reduced in recent years. Solar is now one of the cheapest ways to produce electricity, which should assist in minimising household energy bills.