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 (compared to 1990 levels) by 2050.
That means older means of energy generation, like old fossil fuel power stations, are being taken out of use. There is an urgent need for new, cleaner, forms of energy generation to replace them. Solar farms like Longfield could have a major role to play in meeting this need.
Including battery storage in the proposals allows us to make more efficient use of the solar panels. This means we can store energy at times of low demand and release it when it is needed.