Anesco plans three new solar power facilities

Anesco announces plan to develop solar energy facilities in numerous Harworth Estates' former coal mining sites Anesco announced it's planning on developing 30 megawatts of solar energy facilities in numerous Harworth Estates' former coal mining sites, according to an official company statement.

Anesco will begin its solar project by developing sites in Mansfield, Lambley and Bilsthorpe. Construction will begin later this year. Once completed, the developments are anticipated to each have a 25-year life and combined will provide energy for 10,000 homes. All solar farms will be monitored by Anesco's maintenance system AnescoMeter.

The Welbeck Colliery in Mansfield will be the first development the company finishes. The solar application will cover almost 32 acres of land and use 44,160 solar panels to generate 11.2 MW of solar energy.

The company is waiting for planning consent on a fourth development in South Yorkshire.

"Working with landowners to develop sites likes these former collieries fits perfectly with government policy, with the Department of Energy and Climate Change pushing the focus of growth in solar to be on brownfield sites and domestic and industrial roofs," Anesco Chief Executive Officer Adrian Pike said.

More information on solar power in the UK can be found at PennEnergy's Research Area.

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