Elgin Energy EsCo Ltd. is seeking to develop a co-located solar PV and Battery Energy Storage System (BESS) project on land located at Port Lane, Brewood, Wolverhampton WV8 1RE. The development will occupy approximately 66 ha of agricultural land and is located approximately 1.1km west of the village of Coven.
This website was created as part of the pre-planning process in order to allow for comments and feedback from interested parties before the planning application is submitted.
It is important to note that the project is evolving through detailed design and stakeholder consultation. We suggest that you revisit the website from time to time to check on developments or changes to the project.
As part of the planning consultation, we are encouraging you to leave your feedback through the survey that can be found on our website (https://chillingtonsolar.co.uk/survey). This will remain open until the 30th of May and will give you the opportunity to shape our proposal.
Additionally, we would like to invite you to attend our face-to-face public consultation that will be held between 3pm – 7pm, Monday the 22nd of May 2023 at Brewood Jubilee Hall, 2 Bargate Street, Brewood, ST19 9BB, during which team members and project specialists will be available to discuss the project.
The proposed Chillington Solar PV and BESS project will allow the generation, storage and release of energy for the entire grid. Contributing to local and national energy targets with additional benefits to include:
- Solar PV generates electricity renewably, without emitting greenhouse gases or air pollutants.
- BESS will smooth out the variability associated with the delivery of solar, by storing excess energy when the sun is shining, and delivering it when the opposite is happening;
- BESS will ensure reliability and resilience of connection, by providing backup power during disruptions;
- BESS storage reduces Environmental Impact via the integration of more solar because it enables electricity from distributed energy sources to be saved for a later, offsetting the need for building new pollution-emitting peak power plants;
- One-off community benefit fund to be administered through South Staffordshire Council.