A new solar energy & battery storage farm

Our application for a Development Consent Order (DCO) for Longfield Solar Farm was awarded planning consent by the Government on 26 June 2023.

Welcome to the Longfield Solar Farm website.

Our DCO application, which is the first DCO solar project developed by EDF Renewables in the UK, was submitted in February 2022 following 18 months of engagement and consultation with stakeholders and communities.

Capable of providing enough clean, secure energy to power over 96,000 homes* every year, Longfield will make an important contribution to the UK’s future energy mix.

It will also kick-start a programme of research to look at the positive impacts large-scale solar farms can have on biodiversity and wildlife in the UK. The research will tie into Longfield’s plans and commitments to deliver substantial biodiversity enhancements through habitat restoration and management.

All of the Application documents can be viewed and downloaded on the National Infrastructure Planning website. You can view the documents by clicking on this link.

What is Longfield Solar Farm?

Longfield Solar Farm is a new solar energy farm, co-located with battery storage, to help meet the country’s need for low carbon energy.

Why is Longfield Solar Farm needed?

The way that we generate and consume energy in the UK is changing. The Government has committed to achieving ‘net zero’ carbon emissions by 2050, including in the way we generate our electricity.

Who is behind Longfield Solar Farm?

Longfield Solar Farm is backed by EDF Renewables – a company with more than 25 years’ worth of experience in delivering renewable energy projects in more than 20 countries around the world.

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