Just north of the town of Romsey in Hampshire lies the Woodington Farm Solar Park site, the site is adjacent to the home of our CEO, Giles Redpath, and the Hive Energy HQ office. Surrounded by blocks of woodland, visibility is minimized beyond the boundary of the solar park. Woodington will be one of the UK's first large scale (40MW) subsidy free solar parks when it is built in Summer 2019. Once the park is constructed, electricity will be exported from the site via an on-site 132kV connection to SSE. In tandem with the construction of the park, a new secure off-road public access bridle way, 5 miles in length, will pass through 30 acres of private woodland around the site to preserve wildlife and public access.
Location: East Wellow, Hampshire, SO51 6DQ
Size: 72 hectares
Output peak: 40MW
Homes powered: 9,100
CO2 emissions prevented: 16,500 tonnes.