Plans to build a 13.28MW solar farm have been submitted to Neath Port Talbot Council by London-based solar developer EEW Eco Energy World.

The plans outline the company’s intention to install over 53,000 modules across 33.40 hectares of land at Tyle’rfedwen Farm in Cwmafan near Port Talbot.

Although some areas of the site are currently used for sheep grazing, the land that the solar farm will sit on is classified as grade five agricultural land – the lowest agricultural grade possible.

The developers are also proposing introducing additional planting on the eastern boundary of the solar farm as well as retaining certain habitats such as marshy grassland and scrub.

The developers estimate that construction of the 13MW site would involve around 50 workers and take approximately 14 weeks to complete.