Enviromena’s Three Maids Hill solar farm in Winchester. Image: Enviromena.

Enviromena has announced its intention to submit plans for 400MW of UK solar projects, to join the 110MW of projects expected out of planning by April 2024.

Once complete, the newest projects are estimated to provide 420GWh, whilst also adding to Enviromena’s project pipeline in the UK which, according to the company, supersedes 1.5GW.

The Reading-based renewables company disclosed that the latest 400MW worth of ground-mounted solar projects will be located “across the UK from Dorset to Durham”. Although no further details have been revealed in regard to location, Enviromena confirmed that both grid connection and land contracts have been secured for the entire 400MW pipeline.

Mark Harding, Enviromena’s European development director, called the new projects a “significant milestone” for the company.

“Over the coming months we will be continuing our engagement with local people and councillors regarding each of our schemes ensuring that the project designs and plans consider the valuable feedback provided by local communities, ahead of the submission of each planning application,” continued Harding.

“We have seen a number of our sites receive unanimous planning approval from local councils in recent times, which goes to show the eagerness and appetite for clean energy facilities – especially at a time when fuel prices continue to look uncertain.”

This week’s announcement follows Enviromena confirming the construction of two UK solar sites at the close of last year totalling 42MW: the Horsey Levels project in Somerset and the Kiln Fields solar farm near Hook.