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Cefn Betingau 9MW Solar Farm

Cefn Betingau 9MW Solar Farm

Wessex Solar Energy submitted a planning application to Swansea Council to construct and operate a 9 MWp solar farm at a site north of Swansea. 

Planning permission was awarded for the project in August 2013.

The solar farm will consist of over 40,000 solar panels.  The panels are placed on top of steel frames, which are piled into the ground in a similar fashion to a fencepost.  The panel ‘tables’ are positioned at an angle of between 20º and 35º from the ground and have a height of no more than 3.5 m from the ground to the top of the panel table.

On average, the annual electricity produced from the project will be of the order of 9,000,000 kWh, enough to power over 1,800 homes and prevent the emissions of up to 8,000 tonnes of CO2.

Electricity will be exported to the regional electricity network via a tee-in to an existing overhead line that runs about 800m to the south of the site, operated by Western Power Distribution.

Wessex Solar Energy
Barmoor Farm House
Hepscott, Morpeth
NE61 6LB

01670 517 888