RWE, a German energy provider, has announced intentions to build a 600 MW solar project as part of its plans to expand its solar business into the UK. In addition to solar power generation, battery storage, onshore wind, and animal husbandry, the Tween Bridge Solar Farm, which is situated between Yorkshire and Lincolnshire, will also support these activities. The project, which is expected to begin in 2029, will support one of the largest lowland sheep farms in the UK.
With the recent signing of a capacity agreement with National Grid, the project will be constructed next to RWE’s existing Tween Bridge onshore wind farm. The company has already begun preliminary discussions with landowners and planning authorities to inform the site’s design and layout.Additionally, RWE is constructing the Grimsby Hub, an expanded operations and maintenance facility at the Royal Dock in Grimsby. The Grimsby Hub provides its offshore fleet specialised services while creating job and apprenticeship opportunities for local communities.
Earlier this month, RWE acquired the Irish firm Western Power Offshore Developments for an unknown sum. The East Celtic Wind Farm project, located 10 km offshore between Wexford and Waterford in Ireland, is currently in the planning phases and is being developed by Western Power Offshore Developments. The East Celtic project would significantly enhance RWE’s offshore wind portfolio in the country.