A mast to monitor weather conditions will be built on the site for a proposed wind and solar farm.
RES wants to develop the former Woolfox Lodge airfield and will put up an 80m meteorological mast to collect date on wind speed. The company has submitted plans for nine 130m turbines and a 67-acre solar park to Rutland County Council. But the council sent the proposal to the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government for guidance on who should determine its outcome.
RES project manager Chris Banks said: “Based on our current understanding of wind capacity at the Woolfox site, we estimate that a nine turbine wind farm would be capable of producing renewable electricity equivalent to the annual average needs of around 13,330 UK homes. For comparison, there are around 15,000 homes in the whole of Rutland.
“The additional met mast data will help to ensure that we choose the best turbine for the Woolfox Wind Farm site in order to generate as much renewable electricity as possible.”