The world’s first biomass plant will be built to help create power for the global shift away from fossil fuels and onto renewable energy sources.
The plant is one of several on a project that aims to make the UK more energy independent by harnessing the power of the sun and the Earth’s oceans.
The project aims to provide up to 300 megawatts of electricity to a nearby industrial park by 2025.
The project is the culmination of a $50m (£35m) project to develop the land in the region to create the site of the new plant.
The world’s largest solar farm is also part of the project.
It is part of a plan to build a 600 megawatt (MW) plant in South East England to power the new biomarker facility.
The £30m project will also be able to supply water for the project as part of an agreement with the Government to provide the water.
The deal is expected to take years to complete.
The Biomast Power Plant will be able produce about 400 million tonnes of CO2 per year, and will produce electricity for approximately 7,000 homes and businesses.
“We’ve been working on the project for several years, and it’s been a huge project to bring the project to fruition,” said David Beaumont, Director of Business Development at the UK’s National Grid.
“The project has been hugely successful and I’m really proud to be involved in it.”
Biomass Plant will create the largest single-site solar project in the UK and is the first large-scale solar project to be developed in the country.
The facility will be connected to the National Grid through a £50m, 50-year loan.
The UK’s energy regulator said that, while there were no immediate plans to increase power tariffs on customers, it will be important to ensure customers were compensated for the use of the power generated by the project, especially during the peak times when the project will be in operation.
The new plant will generate about 1,500 megawatts.