Kinetica Introduces Raventhorpe Solar Park 21st July 2014

21st July 2014
Plans to be Unveiled at Public Exhibition
Renewable energy company – Kinetica Solar Ltd – has announced its intention to develop a solar
park at Raventhorpe Farm, Broughton next to the steelworks.
The solar park would contribute to the UK’s carbon reduction targets and generate enough solar
energy to power up to 11,500 homes. There are also ongoing discussions with a local large scale
energy consumer to supply clean, green energy to the works to assist in reducing costs and carbon
emissions. The development is designed to retain farming on site whilst improving the biodiversity of
the local area through the creation of native wildflower meadows on the low grade agricultural land,
which will attract a broader range of native species to the area.
The company behind the plans has produced a leaflet to provide householders in the area with further
information about the project and invite people to attend a public exhibition. The leaflets are currently
being distributed to local residents.
Public exhibitions will be held to present the scheme from 2pm-7pm on Thursday 24th July at Grange
Farm Hobbies Centre in Scunthorpe and on Friday 25 th July at the Phil Grundy Community Centre
and Sports Hall in Broughton.
Charlie Young, Senior Project Manager for Kinetica Solar, said,
“We are pleased to be able to discuss with the community and other interested parties our plans for
the Raventhorpe Solar Park. The exhibition will explain our proposals for the project and will give
details about our reasons for choosing this location, what the solar park will look like and how it works,
as well as looking at other areas of interest and the next steps in the project’s development.”
“We take pride in working in partnership with the local community and are keen to ensure that local
residents have all the facts about the scheme, and are aware of the benefits the project will provide
for the local area.”
The privately funded development, which will deliver up to 38 megawatts of renewable energy, would
also create a number of local employment opportunities during the construction phase.
Mr Young added, “We welcome anyone with an interest in the scheme to attend the public exhibitions.
Members of the Kinetica team will be on hand to discuss the project and answer any questions people
might have.”
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