Manea farmer wants to install 624 solar plans on land

PUBLISHED: 14:26 22 January 2014 | UPDATED: 14:26 22 January 2014

An artist's impression of the solar panels.

An artist's impression of the solar panels.

Archant

A Fenland potato farmer wants to install 624 ground mounted solar panels on his land.

Ground mounted solar panels.Ground mounted solar panels.

Robert Sears has also asked Fenland District Council for permission to install a 2.1m security fence around the panels to protect them from theft.

The rows of panels, which would cover an area of 0.5hectares (107m by 3m), would be installed on land north east of Lynford House Farm, Days Lode Road, Manea.

Lynford House Farm is a 1,500 acre arable farm where potatoes are produced and then stored in refrigerated barns at the main farmyard.

Mr Sears uses more than 100,000kWh of energy per year, much of it to chill the refrigerated potato stores in the late summer before the potato crop is harvested.

It is estimated up to 40 per cent of the 140,000kWH generated by the panels would be used on site, with the excess electricity fed back into the grid.

0 comments

More news stories

Saturday, March 25, 2017

TV medium and spiritualist Derek Acorah was at the centre of a storm of controversy tonight after pulling out of a performance at Wisbech St Mary moments before he was due on stage.

Yesterday, 09:55

Around 500 people gathered in West End park in March to release balloons and lanterns as a tribute to a popular 14 year old Neale Wade student.

Yesterday, 09:12

Fenland families with children suffering long term, debilitating illnesses, are being invited to apply for a free box of goodies to help them have fun getting creative together.

Saturday, March 25, 2017

Ramsey will showcase its diverse history with an open day where everyone is welcome to visit seven heritage sites for free.

Most read stories

HOT JOBS

Show Job Lists

Digital Edition

Image
Read the Wisbech Standard e-edition E-edition

Newsletter Sign Up

Sign up to receive our regular email newsletter