South Fambridge Hall Solar Park Limited is building a 52 MWp solar farm, which will produce enough electricity to power approximately 15,000 households per year* with green energy. Solar farms are essential to achieve the UK's goal of net-zero carbon by 2050 and ensure homes and businesses can be supplied with clean, renewable and domestically generated energy.
The site is located approximately 3 km northeast of the town of Hockley in Essex. It will connect to the grid via an existing overhead line approximately 100 m to the southwest of the site entrance.
An overview of the site with proposed landscape and ecological enhancements is seen below:
An updated construction traffic plan is being developed and will be updated here when available.
Benefits of South Fambridge Hall
There are several benefits that emerge from the project:
- Clean electricity that can power up approximately 15,000 UK households per year*
- Sheep grazing will be permitted at the site from 2024 onwards
*based on average UK consumption of 3,700 kWh per annum