Plans for a new solar farm with battery storage in Buckinghamshire are being announced today by EDF Renewables UK and PS Renewables.
Rosefield Solar Farm could power more than 57,000 homes* and save around 125,000 tonnes of carbon dioxide emissions** every year – the equivalent of taking approximately 72,000 petrol cars off our roads.
Located between Buckingham and Aylesbury, Rosefield Solar Farm is expected to make a significant contribution to increasing Britain’s clean energy supply, powering the equivalent of around a quarter of all homes in Buckinghamshire.
Details of our early plans will be published for consultation on Thursday, 28 September 2023. The consultation will run for six weeks, with feedback from the community helping to shape the plans for Rosefield Solar Farm and identify potential benefits for the local area.
EDF Renewables UK’s Director of Solar, Storage and Private Wire, Matthew Boulton said, “At EDF Renewables UK, we’re passionate about creating a future where clean energy powers our lives. Rosefield Solar Farm would produce much-needed low-carbon electricity here in the UK, helping to power thousands of homes and businesses every year.
“We are currently at a very early stage in developing our plans for Rosefield Solar Farm and look forward to hearing the views of the local community. Consultation is a vital part of the design process, and we encourage everyone to get in touch, meet the team and share their views.”
Matt Hazell, Co-Owner & Director at PS Renewables said, “PS Renewables has supported the UK’s transition to net zero for more than a decade. We look forward to working with the community to deliver a scheme that provides substantial benefits for the environment and local area to enjoy for generations to come.”
The consultation on Rosefield Solar Farm will include a series of events, enabling members of the public to view the plans, meet the project team, ask questions, and provide feedback. These events will take place at:
- Calvert Green Village Hall and Brickworx Bar on Wednesday, 4 October 2023 between 2:30 pm – 6:30 pm
- Quainton Memorial Hall on Friday, 6 October 2023 between 2 pm – 6 pm
- East and Botolph Claydon Village Hall Saturday, 7 October 2023 between 10 am – 2 pm
- Steeple Claydon Village Hall on Monday, 9 October 2023 between 10 am – 2 pm
For more information, please visit the project website: www.rosefieldsolarfarm.co.uk which will also host the consultation materials from Thursday, 28 September 2023.
* Based upon the average domestic electricity consumption per home (temperature corrected) per the Energy Consumption in the UK (published September 2021, Table C9 of ECUK: Consumption data tables)
** Based upon BEIS’s “all fossil fuels” emissions statistic of 450 tonnes of carbon dioxide per GWh of electricity supplied in the Digest of UK Energy Statistics (published 2021)