Renewable energy is critical to ensure the future security of the UK’s energy supply, whilst helping to meet global targets to reduce emissions and mitigate climate change. We all have a duty to help combat climate change, and with your support, this scheme could help to support the provision of clean, renewable energy in the local area.
Our proposed development, created in conjunction with the landowner, would see the installation of solar photovoltaic (PV) panels on agricultural land. These freestanding solar panels would generate up to 50MW of low carbon electricity, which would feed into the local electricity network and supply energy for the equivalent of over 14,000 local homes, or offset up-to 17,000 tonnes of carbon dioxide per year.
If the scheme is approved, Harmony will be paying in excess of £100,000 per annum in Business Rates to Ryedale District Council, making a significant contribution towards crucial local services. In addition, we will be putting in place an additional community benefit fund for the lifetime of the solar farm.
The solar PV panels would be accompanied by a battery energy storage system with capacity of 30MWh, which can store renewable energy and release it when it is needed most.