Why Shotwick Solar Park Was Built
Shotwick Solar Park has been built on agricultural fields north of the A458, Weighbridge Rd, close to the sailing lake.
The site was chosen because of a number of factors:
- Sunlight intensity levels – the site is flat and well located geographically for solar gains and is free of any buildings or landscape features that could cause overshadowing.
- Good highway access.
- The site was available at a size that could accommodate a 72MW solar park.
- Grid connections are available close by.
- The nearby industrial estate accommodates large businesses that consume a significant amount of electricity. .