Litchardon Cross Solar Farm

Aura Power are working on a solar farm proposal at Litchardon Cross, North Devon. The solar farm will generate enough electricity to power 10,900 homes, thereby saving 16,700 tonnes of CO2 from entering the atmosphere each year. 

Litchardon Cross Solar Farm will be built without subsidy, and will therefore compete with fossil fuel generation on a level playing field. By increasing the supply of power, our solar farm will help to reduce national power prices, whilst securing regional investment and jobs. As a local business, our solar farm will also be contributing nearly £100,000 in business rates to North Devon Council every year.

Latest news

We want to involve the local community at every stage of the development process. You can find updates here.

  • Thursday 16th January 2020

    Public exhibition at Lovacott Village Hall (3pm – 7pm). Please do consider attending if you would like to find out more information, or if you have any thoughts or comments that you would like to pass on to the team.
  • March 2019

    Grid connection is secured with Western Power Distribution, the local network operator.
  • December 2018

    Aura Power identifies the land, and begins preparatory work for the solar installation. This includes extensive ecological and landscape studies.

Our Proposal thus far:

Whilst offering ecological benefits locally, we understand that solar farms can represent a change to the landscape. As such, we are conducting a number of environmental and visual surveys to establish the presence of any such effects. We endeavour that any impacts will be avoided as far as possible, and mitigated where not. In terms of usage, the land will continue to be used for food production, with sheep grazing to be administered by the current landowners.

We welcome the thoughts of local residents about our plans, and invite you to attend the Consultation Event. Alternatively, please do send over your comments by contacting us using the details below.

16700
tonnes of CO2 saved

Based upon 340 tonnes of carbon dioxide per GWh for electricity supplied by gas, published by DBEIS (28th March 2019) 2018 UK Greenhouse Gas Emissions, Provisional Figures Statistical Release: National Statistics.

49000
MWh (net) of electricity every year.

Using a Solar Radiation Database (source: https://www.rensmart.com/Maps) figure of 3.33kwh/m2/day, a candidate solar panel irradiation efficiency of 15.1% and 10% array losses.

10900
homes powered with electricity

Stated figure is calculated the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Stratedy ‘Sub-national electricity consumption statistics 2017’ updated September 2019, which reports an average domestic consumption per household of 4 489kWh (DBEIS, 2019). NB. All figures reported to 3 significant figures unless stated otherwise.

Contact details

info@aurapower.co.uk

0117 214 1983

Aura Power Solar UK LTD, 3 Portwall Lane, Bristol, BS1 6NB