Estate creates huge solar panel farm

Daily Echo: Estate creates huge solar panel farm Estate creates huge solar panel farm

ONE of the UK’s largest solar panel farms is set to openNew Forest on an estate famed for its Walkers crisps potatoes.

Nearly 19,000 solar panels have been installed on 30 acres of land on the Cadland Estate at Fawley to generate enough electricity to power 1,000 homes.

Energy firm Anesco struck a deal with the estate to rent land and build and operate the solar farm over the next 25 years.

The five-megawatt solar panel farm, the size of 18 football pitches, has been built around a nine kilometres grid of metal frames. The construction project created 30 jobs.

Energy generated by the solar panels will be fed back into the national grid through Scottish and Southern Electricty under the Government’s Feed in Tariff scheme, which makes payments for energy produced through renewable sources.

The Cadland Estate is currently used for farming wheat, maize and some livestock, as well as potato farming. It supplies leading food manufacturers such as Walkers crisps.

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9:30pm Tue 24 Jul 12

Dan Soton says...

600 acres of solar panels Vs Helius incinerating 120,000 acres of Canadian Miscanthus grass per year.


going by the below news.. Helius could be incinerating 120,000 acres of Canadian Miscanthus grass per year to keep 20,000 homes supplied with power/lights and some (GAS) heat = Six Acres of agricultural land per home per year incinerated.

yet Anesco's ( backed by SSE ) solar panels installed on 600 acres can power the same 20,000 homes.

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Biomass pellets becoming a hot commodity in Europe.

By Diana Martin, QMI Agency.
Posted 12 days ago.

“Last year, Europe consumed 13 million tonnes of biomass pellets,” said Ian Moncrieff, president and CEO of Canadian Biofuel. “By 2015, they will be using 20 million; by 2020, it will be 30 million-plus.”

European countries don’t have the landmass to produce enough biomass pellets to meet the demand, which is why they are looking at Canada to fill the void, he said.

Moncrieff added Canadian Biofuels would need 12,000 to 15,000 acres of miscanthus to produces 100,000 tonnes to support a new plant.

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hats off to Anesco and the Cadland Estate but why did you use good agricultural land.

is there a shortage of poor land in the New Forest/Fawley ?


your welcome to use my roof it only grows moss.
600 acres of solar panels Vs Helius incinerating 120,000 acres of Canadian Miscanthus grass per year. going by the below news.. Helius could be incinerating 120,000 acres of Canadian Miscanthus grass per year to keep 20,000 homes supplied with power/lights and some (GAS) heat = Six Acres of agricultural land per home per year incinerated. yet Anesco's ( backed by SSE ) solar panels installed on 600 acres can power the same 20,000 homes. - Biomass pellets becoming a hot commodity in Europe. By Diana Martin, QMI Agency. Posted 12 days ago. “Last year, Europe consumed 13 million tonnes of biomass pellets,” said Ian Moncrieff, president and CEO of Canadian Biofuel. “By 2015, they will be using 20 million; by 2020, it will be 30 million-plus.” European countries don’t have the landmass to produce enough biomass pellets to meet the demand, which is why they are looking at Canada to fill the void, he said. Moncrieff added Canadian Biofuels would need 12,000 to 15,000 acres of miscanthus to produces 100,000 tonnes to support a new plant. - http://tinyurl.com/c srdlee - hats off to Anesco and the Cadland Estate but why did you use good agricultural land. is there a shortage of poor land in the New Forest/Fawley ? your welcome to use my roof it only grows moss. Dan Soton

9:00am Wed 25 Jul 12

Dan Soton says...

€130m solar pannals power 15,000 homes Vs £300m Helius biomass incinerator power 20,000 homes.

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Helius should be laughed out of Southampton, in reality Helius is beyond a joke if you see Robert Llewellyn' s video, a former German military airfield is turned into a huge solar power plant powering 15,000 homes.

The New Forest isn't short of abandond military airfields, Beaulieu Airfield was a standard 'A' shape covering 570 acres and Stoney Cross airfield at one time was roughly 898 acres, now the main runway is Forest road.. just my opinion, all the airfields put to use could easily power 40,000 + homes, at a cost ( going by Germany's) of £ 269.67m / € 346.66m

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youtube video: Robert Llewellyn @ 4:42..

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€130m solar pannals power 15,000 homes Vs £300m Helius biomass incinerator power 20,000 homes. - Helius should be laughed out of Southampton, in reality Helius is beyond a joke if you see Robert Llewellyn' s video, a former German military airfield is turned into a huge solar power plant powering 15,000 homes. The New Forest isn't short of abandond military airfields, Beaulieu Airfield was a standard 'A' shape covering 570 acres and Stoney Cross airfield at one time was roughly 898 acres, now the main runway is Forest road.. just my opinion, all the airfields put to use could easily power 40,000 + homes, at a cost ( going by Germany's) of £ 269.67m / € 346.66m - youtube video: Robert Llewellyn @ 4:42.. http://www.youtube.c om/watch?v=p2hU17p2x jU Dan Soton

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