Generating so much more than just electricity
Work started last month (January 2018) on the perimeter planting of a major new eight hectare solar farm near Wakefield. Covering an expanse the size of twelve football pitches and harvesting energy to fuel local industry up to one and half miles away via underground cables, the panels have been installed in collaboration with the local landowner and Spanish solar specialists, Grupo Zaragozá.
How the site is developing (February 2018)
Paxman Landscapes are finishing up on site now with their focus on boosting and creating a native perimeter. Woodland and copse planting, native hedgerows and shrub underplanting will be punctuated along its framework with feathered and select standard native trees including Alnus glutinosa (Common alder), Quercus petraea (Sessile Oak), Quercus robur (English Oak) and Sorbus aucuparia (Mountain Ash)
Young plants will be protected from pests and the grazing sheep that will maintain the land’s dual use. The landscape team will also create new areas of grassland and wildlife meadow from seed.
Originally posted in January 2018; Updated in February 2018