This will become Boom Power’s second NSIP in its portfolio. Image: Boom Power.

Renewable energy company Boom Power is set to develop a 237.5MW co-located solar-based Nationally Significant Infrastructure Project (NSIP) in Fenwick, Doncaster.

With an import and export grid connection having previously been secured at Thorpe Marsh Power Station, Boom Power released further plans on the project which is set to be spread across approximately 325 hectares.

The former coal-fired power station is set to be transformed into a green energy hub and once complete, will be capable of storing up to 2.8GWh of energy via the use of battery energy storage.

The proposal for the Fenwick Solar Farm is confirmed to feature co-located battery energy storage with solar.

Boom Power expects to submit a Development Consent Order in the Spring of 2024 and, with the project qualifying as an NSIP, this means that the Planning Inspectorate and the secretary of state for climate change and net zero must approve the plans before construction can begin.

The project will become Boom’s second NSIP project in the company’s portfolio after the East Yorkshire Solar Farm which boasts a capacity of 400MW.

“Boom Power is committed to supporting the UK’s target to transition to an electricity system with 100% zero-carbon generation and a large proportion of this is to come from renewable energy,” said Mark Hogan, founder and director of Boom Power.

“Solar energy will play a critical role in achieving net zero by 2050 and developments like Fenwick Solar Farm are key to helping the UK achieve this target.”

Earlier this year, Solar Power Portal reported that Boom Power had confirmed that over 1GW of its solar and battery energy storage projects were set to go into planning over the course of 2023.

Boom Power received planning permission for a 49.9MWac solar project on approximately 94 hectares of land in Kenley near Hull, East Yorkshire, late last year. This is being developed alongside five other projects in the planning system including over 100MWh of BESS and over 150MW of solar.