Aura Power are working on a solar farm proposal on land to the west of Grimsby with a capacity of up to 49.9MW (Megawatts). The solar farm will be built without subsidy and could generate enough electricity to power the equivalent of up to 27,200 homes, saving around 25,100 tonnes of CO2 from entering the atmosphere each year.
With North East Lincolnshire at the heart of the Green Energy Revolution, Grimsby Solar Farm will not only increase the supply of clean power, it will help to reduce national power prices whilst decarbonising the economy. As a local business, our solar farm will also be contributing over £100,000 in business rates to North East Lincolnshire council every year.
We are also offering a Community Benefit Fund of £350 per MW per year (index-linked), for the lifetime of the solar farm. This could amount to £17,500 a year for 35 years or over £600,000 in total used locally for social and environmental projects. £2,000 a year would be set aside for educational sessions with local schools and site visits to the solar farm.