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This website contains information about our plans for Springwell Solar Farm, a proposed new solar farm with battery storage between Lincoln and Sleaford.

We consulted on our updated plans and proposals for Springwell Solar Farm between 11 January and 22 February 2024. We would like to thank everyone who sent us their feedback which, along with further environmental assessments and technical work, will help us to refine our proposals ahead of submitting our DCO application.

You can get in touch with the team here if you would like further information.

What is Springwell Solar Farm?

Springwell is a proposed new solar farm with battery storage in North Kesteven that would provide enough clean, secure energy to power over 180,000 homes*.  That’s around half of all the homes in Lincolnshire. 

Like most solar farms, Springwell would have a fixed lifespan of around 40 years and could be built and operated with limited impact on the land beneath it. Once the panels are removed, the land could be returned to agricultural use.

We also want Springwell to benefit the local area throughout its lifetime and we will work closely with the community to identify opportunities to support local initiatives.

Why is Springwell Solar Farm needed?

Springwell Solar Farm would make an important contribution to helping the UK’s future energy network by producing clean, secure energy and helping reach the government’s target of 70GW of installed solar capacity by 2035.

The UK is undergoing a major change in the way it meets its energy needs. In 2019 the government legislated to commit the country to achieve ‘net zero’ carbon emissions by 2050 as against 1990 levels.

* Based upon the average domestic electricity consumption per home (temperature corrected) per the Energy Consumption in the UK (published September 2021, Table C9 of ECUK: Consumption data tables)