47MW energy farm planned

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South west green electricity supplier Good Energy has announced plans for a combined wind and solar farm in Cornwall that could power around 20,000 homes.

Good Energy CEO Juliet Davenport braving the elements at the proposed  renewable energy farm site
Good Energy CEO Juliet Davenport braving the elements at the proposed renewable energy farm site

The Wiltshire-based company, which sources 100% of its electricity from renewable sources, said its proposal near Week St Mary in north Cornwall could include up to 14 wind turbines and 75 acres of solar panels with a combined potential output of 47MW.

If the project goes ahead, Good Energy says it would offer its local electricity tariff, which it recently launched at its existing Delabole Wind Farm, to anyone living within a five kilometre radius of the energy farm. This offers a 20% discount on the company’s standard electricity tariff.

Juliet Davenport OBE, chief executive and founder of Good Energy, said: “We put communities at the heart of our projects. We genuinely believe they should benefit directly from the renewable energy schemes they host. That is why we are today launching proposals for a solar and wind farm that would offer cheaper local electricity, long-term community investment and a programme that involves engaging directly with every household within five kilometres of our potential renewable energy project.”

A planning application is expected by the summer.