Jim Gillespie, BSG Ecology’s solar lead, will be attending the 2013 Solar Energy UK Exhibition at Birmingham NEC this Wednesday, 9th October.
Our input to solar farm projects has grown exponentially since 2009, and during this year alone we have provided ecological support to over twenty proposals. Most of our involvement is in South-West England, the Midlands and South Wales; but increasingly we are being approached about potential sites in the north and east of England and Scotland.
Another reason that 2013 has been particularly pleasing is the recent consenting of two solar sites for which we provided comprehensive ecological support. Both presented habitat and species challenges, but also opportunities for biodiversity enhancement. We continue to provide post-consent support to these schemes and we are looking forward to more schemes being consented.