The Proposal

Monk Sherborne Solar Farm will comprise solar panels mounted on racks and arranged in rows. The top of the panels would be around 3 m off the ground and would face south, at an angle of up to 30˚

  • Supply power directly into the grid, with an export capacity of up to 28 MW (megawatts)
  • Potential to generate enough electricity (39 GWh) to meet the needs of around 11,000* homes.
  • Offer a community benefit package that will be shaped by local people
  • Offset approximately 17,000** tonnes of CO2 per year.
  • Contribute to meeting England’s ambitious ‘net zero by 2045’ targets

*Source: Homes Powered Equivalent calculated using the most recent statistics from the Department of Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS).
**Source: RenewableUK uses BEIS’s “all fossil fuels” emissions statistic of 446 tonnes of carbon dioxide per GWh of electricity supplied.