Northallerton Solar Farm

The planning application for Northallerton Solar Farm was approved by Hambleton District Council’s planning committee on 15th October 2015. The solar farm was co-developed with Big60Million and will be built and maintained by BELECTRIC UK.

At 27.4 MW once constructed Northallerton solar farm will be able to provide clean renewable electricity for approximately 17% of the houses within the Hambleton District. the site will remain in agricultural use with sheep grazing proposed and meadow grass grown that will be harvested to provide hay and silage for cattle feed.

Status: Pending construction

Development Partners: BELECTRIC UK / Big60Million

Plant rating: 27.375 MWp-DC

Annual electricity generation: 24, 802 MWh of electricity per annum1 – enough renewable electricity to meet the needs of approximately 7,516 homes each year.

Carbon dioxide abatement: The solar farm will take around 10 months to ‘pay back’ the energy associated with the manufacturing, transport and construction of its various components. For the remaining 24 years and 2 months it will avoid approximately 10,665 tonnes of carbon dioxide equivalent being emitted per annum3.

Area of perimeter fencing: 37.3 hectares

Solar panels: First Solar

Inverters: SMA800CP XT

Local Planning Authority: Hambleton District Council