EDF Renewables is proposing a new solar farm on land south of the M20 and north-east of Aldington, connecting to the National Grid at Sellindge substation.
It would be capable of generating up to 49.9MW of renewable electricity. This is enough to meet the equivalent needs of approximately 17,000 homes in the Borough of Ashford every year.1
The whole site totals approximately102ha (252 acres) – but this includes land that may be used for planting and biodiversity improvements as well as solar panels.
1Based on European Commission, Photovoltaic GIS (PVGIS-SARAH) initial site production estimate and average domestic electricity consumption per Ashford Borough Council household (DBEIS, 2020). Numbers presented to three significant figures.