Bracks Solar Farm. Image: BayWa r.e.

Bracks Solar Farm. Image: BayWa r.e.

Renewable energy developer BayWa r.e. has announced updates to its Bracks, Clump and Hill Solar Farm projects. 

Bracks Solar Farm has become operational, while Clump Farm and Hill Farm solar projects in Leicestershire have received planning consent. 

Construction on Bracks started in September 2022 and it was sold to the UK’s Railways Pension Scheme, managed by Railpen Limited, at the end of last year, with BayWa r.e. providing long term O&M on the project, including commercial and asset management services. 

The completion of Bracks takes BayWa r.e.’s total installed solar capacity to 350MWp. 

Clump Farm and Hill Farm solar projects are being developed in partnership with Grüne Energien Solar GmbH. These projects will have installed solar capacity of 49.9 MWp and 18 MWp respectively. 

BayWa r.e. has also aiming to create a Biodiversity Net Gain on both sites, which will commence construction in 2025. 

John Milligan, Managing Director at BayWa r.e. UK, commented on the recent achievements: “Solar farms are essential to achieve the UK's goal of net-zero carbon by 2050 and ensure homes and businesses can be powered by clean, renewable and domestically generated energy.”  

“The successful commercial operation of Bracks Solar Farm, as well as the approvals for Clump Farm Solar and Hill Farm Solar are testament to the hard work put in by our team. With a development pipeline of 1.9GW across solar, wind and storage projects, we are looking forward to delivering more projects over the coming years,” Milligan added. 

Globally, BayWa r.e. has 5 GW of energy online and manages over 10 GW of assets. In the UK, the company has 32 renewable projects, with a total of 578MW installed, and 2,012MW managed. The company is also building a 160MW solar project at Oaklands Farm in South Derbyshire.