What are the Benefits of
Parc Solar Caenewydd?
The proposed development prioritises conforming with the landscape and nature conservation designations by including designs for green infrastructure and wildlife habitat improvements across the fields; with the PV arrays only occupying c.39% (around 31 hectares) of the site.
All local residents, businesses and organisations may now express interest in sharing ownership of the proposed power station by contacting Community Energy Wales.
The projected annual power output could provide electricity equivalent to that consumed by over 11,500 homes across the SA4 3, SA4 4 and SA5 4 postcode areas during 2020.
Parc Solar Caenewydd could reduce electricity generating emissions by approximately 9,282 tonnes CO2e per year.
Swansea Council adopted far reaching targets for carbon reduction. The proposed development would provide security of supply in the local area through more decentralised renewable energy generation and will assist Swansea Council in their commitments to reducing carbon emissions.
The development proposals will include a large number of biodiversity enhancements including a wide corridor of habitat creation along the Afon Llan, restoration of an area of priority SINC habitat, arable bird mitigation providing foraging habitat and the enhancement and extension of habitat for reptiles. Overall, a significant biodiversity net gain is anticipated across the site.
All woodland and hedgerows will be retained, buffered and enhanced resulting in no detrimental impact occurring from the proposed development.
The landowner confirms that there will be sheep grazing amongst the arrays to enable the continuation of farming across the valley fields.