TGC Renewables has secured planning permission for a 4.2MW solar park in East Devon. The solar park will consist of 18,000 PV modules installed across three adjacent fields covering 12.7 hectares to the east of Axminster.   

“With the large-scale solar market proving to be an attractive investment proposition we are responding to the demands of the investor community and working closely with rural landowners to deliver successful deployment of these renewable energy projects,” said Rob Denman, Director of TGC Renewables. 

“Having developed significant in-house expertise, we can take our projects through the entire development cycle from feasibility through to grid connection. We now have over 20MW in operation or construction and with plans to increase this to over 100MW over the next 18 months.”

Gilbert Churchill, the landowner who selected TGC Renewables commented: “We chose TGC Renewables based on the success it has had with other solar projects in the county. Having seen the agricultural community in the South West benefit a great deal from solar energy, we’re looking forwards to being able to support the farm with an additional income stream that will safeguard its survival for the future.” 

The company expects the site to be online by the middle of 2013, providing enough energy to power around 1,200 households with carbon-free electricity.