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Plans submitted for £30m solar farm

Wed, 25 Jan 2023

Plans have been submitted for the first grid-scale solar farm and battery storage on the Isle of Man.

Peel Cubico Renewables (PCR) has applied for planning permission for the Billown Solar Farm in Malew, near Castletown.

The new facility which could be operational next year, would be built on 84 acres of agricultural land to the west of Malew Road (A3) and south of Douglas Road (A7).

The solar farm would have an installed capacity of around 27MW – enough to power nearly 8,000 homes per year, almost 21% of total households on the Island.

The project represents an investment of around £30m across the 40-year anticipated life of the project, at no cost to public finances.


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