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Solar project to increase farmland productivity

A solar project has been launched near Sleaford which aims to not only generate green energy, but also make surrounding farmland more productive, the Sleaford Standard has reported.

Some 49 acres at Glebe Farm, in Burton Pedwardine, are now being used to produce renewable energy.

The array of photovoltaic panels became operational on Friday, marking the completion of phase one of the project.

Work on phase two – which covers an area of 25 acres – is due to take place over the next few months.

Once complete, the Lark Energy development will be capable of generating in the region of 14 MW of energy.

The project is also supporting the area’s bee population and, in turn, aiding pollination.

Hives are being installed on the site, while fruit trees and plants that extend the foraging season for pollinators are also being chosen as screening over traditional hedgerows.

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