First subsidy-free solar farm in the UK – which hopefully is a sign of things to come. NB. Looks like they were able to tap into an existing connection to the grid (so no connectivity costs), and that won’t apply to everyone. Also there is no mention of bees / biodiversity / sheep / chickens – so not clear if the land is multiple-use, or whether it’s solar only.
Britain’s first solar farm to operate without a direct subsidy opens today and is expected to generate enough power for 2,500 homes. Clayhill solar farm contains 31,000 ground-mounted panels and occupies 45 acres of farmland previously used to grow wheat and rapeseed near Flitwick in Bedfordshire.