One Earth is a proposed new solar farm with associated Battery Storage located at the border of Nottinghamshire and Lincolnshire.
One Earth would use ground-mounted solar photovoltaic (PV) panels to generate electricity from the sun. The project includes a Battery Energy Storage System (BESS) to improve the efficiency of the solar panels by storing the solar energy and releasing it to the grid when it is needed most. We have secured a grid connection agreement which allows us to import and export up to 740MW of electricity to and from the National Grid which is enough low-carbon electricity to supply more than 200,000 UK homes.
One Earth Solar Farm would be located across several parcels of land either side of the River Trent. The starting point for choosing the location of the solar farm was the availability of the grid connection point at High Marnham. Based on our initial assessments, we believe this to be a good location for a solar farm.
The design for One Earth Solar Farm is in an early stage. This plan shows the area that we’re considering for development, but we don’t expect to use the whole area for solar panels or battery storage. Importantly, we need to allow space for landscaping, wildlife, and other improvements on site. Our next step is to carry out a detailed environmental impact assessment (EIA) and refine our design through further consultation, to make sure that it is appropriate and sustainable.