02/04/2024 - Proposed solar farm could generate clean electricity for 11,700 homes.

Renewable energy company Solar2 has submitted a planning application to Perth and Kinross Council for a proposed solar farm at Milton of Collace farm, Burrelton, south west of Coupar Angus.

If permitted, Collace Solar Farm’s photovoltaic (PV) panels could generate 49.9 megawatt hours of clean electricity each year, enough to meet the needs of approximately 11,700 homes[1].

The solar farm will offset approximately 15,000 tonnes equivalent[2] of C02 per year and contribute to pledges by Perth and Kinross Council and the Scottish Government to be net zero by 2045.

The submission comes after extensive consultation with the local community. Solar2 held a series of information evenings for people living closest to the site, and public exhibitions were attended by over 130 people.

Richard Morgan, head of solar for Solar2, said: “This is an excellent site for a solar farm. It has good daylight hours, a nearby connection to the National Grid and straightforward road access for construction.

“The feedback we received from local people at our consultation events helped inform the design, and we really appreciate people taking the time to meet us and give us their comments.”

“Collace Solar Farm will have a community benefit package worth £500/Mw per annum. Now that the planning application has been submitted, we plan to work with the local community council on ideas for how this could be best spent.”

[1] DBEIS,

[2]DBEIS, Regional and local authority electricity consumption statistics, Sub-national electricity consumption statistics 2005 to 2020