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Voltalia granted planning permission for 40MW UK solar project with energy storage

Site layout plan for Voltalia’s UK project. Image: Pegasus Group.

French renewables company Voltalia has gained planning permission for a 40MW solar farm with battery storage in Dorset, England.

The South Farm site will include ground-mounted solar arrays and battery storage units. The power generated is to be fed into the grid, with the site to have a minimum lifespan of 35 years, after which it will be decommissioned unless further planning consent is granted.

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Voltalia UK's Simon Holt said the company was pleased to have hit this “milestone” and gained local support.

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