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Factsheet: Site Selection

This document outlines the key factors influencing the selection of solar farm sites in the UK for utility scale solar projects.

Key points
  • Site selection for solar projects is crucial, considering factors like connection to the National Electricity Transmission System (NETS), irradiance levels, and balancing benefits with adverse impacts.
  • The availability of connection to NETS and high irradiance levels are primary drivers for identifying potential solar development areas.
  • Land proximity to a Grid Supply Point (Point of Connection) is essential to minimise grid connection works and environmental disruption, limiting the site selection radius.