Halton Borough Council has submitted a planning application to develop a one mega-watt Solar Farm on the former St Michael’s Golf Course. The project will be part-funded with European Regional Development Funding (ERDF).
The scheme will bring back into use a brownfield site and make use of a Council asset that is has been unsuitable for major development in recent years. The Solar Farm will be connected to Halton Stadium and will provide around 500,000kw of electricity per annum for the next 25 years.
This will reduce the operating costs of the stadium over the same period. The surplus electricity will be either be connected to another Council facility or sold to a third party through a power purchase agreement
The energy generated will reduce CO2 emissions by 380 tonnes per annum or 9,500 tonnes over the lifetime of the project 9,500.