The planned Sunnica Energy Farm, a partner-developed project by Tribus Energy and PS Renewables, would cover 1,500 hectares, the equivalent of 900 soccer fields.
The solar facility, planned for construction in 2022, will be located close to the villages of Chippenham, Worlington and Snailwell, in Cambridgshire, in the north-east of the country.
The farm would be able to power 100,000 homes, and is classified as part of the UK’s Nationally Significant Infrastructure Project, owing to its capacity.
Due to its classification, final sign-off is required from the country’s Planning Inspectorate, as opposed to approval by local councils. Construction is expected to be completed by 2025.
Luke Murray, Director of Tribus Energy, said: “We agree with the government that there is an overwhelming need for the UK to increase its use of renewable and clean energy to combat climate change.
“If built, Sunnica it would allow for the generation, storage, import and export of up to 500MW.”