EDF Renewables UK have opened a public consultation on proposals to develop the 47.5MW Trelion Solar Farm in Cornwall.
The consultation will run from 31 January to 23 February, and will include two in-person events, to gather the views of the local community ahead of planning application submission to Cornwall Council later this year.
To be located to the north of Grampound Road and west of St Stephen, Trelion Solar Farm would offer a number of benefits, according to EDF, including a £19,000 yearly community fund over the project’s 40-year lifetime, to support local projects.
EDF added that a grid connection has already been secured for the project, although has not yet confirmed at which substation.
“This is a great site for a solar farm, with plenty of sun and an agreed grid connection, meaning that the project is well prepared to contribute to UK climate change targets and the transition to a green energy future,” said Grant Folley, head of origination and planning at EDF Renewables UK.
“We are looking forward to sharing more detailed information about Trelion Solar Farm with the local community and listening to feedback about what else we can do to create a net zero future where clean energy powers our lives.”
EDF initially shared plan to develop the solar farm in July 2023, although at that time the project was set to have a 49.9MW capacity.