Tween Bridge Solar Farm

RWE is moving plans forward for Tween Bridge Solar Farm, a solar and battery project next to RWE’s existing Tween Bridge Wind Farm on the county boundary between Doncaster and North Lincolnshire.

Once fully operational, the solar farm would have the potential to provide enough low-carbon energy to meet the equivalent annual needs of over 240,000 homes1

1Calculation based on 2021 generation, and assuming average (mean) annual household consumption of 3,509 kWh, based
on latest statistics from Department of Energy Security and Net Zero (Subnational Electricity and Gas Consumption Statistics
Regional and Local Authority, Great Britain, 2021, Mean domestic electricity consumption (kWh per meter) by country/region,
Great Britain, 2021)

Have your say

We held our first consultation for Tween Bridge Solar Farm from Wednesday 4 October to Wednesday 29 November 2023.

Thank you to everyone who attended one of our events and sent a response to the consultation. The feedback received, combined with further assessments and engagements with other stakeholders, will be used to further refine the scheme, ensuring we have due regard for the issues and concerns raised.

The story so far

In December 2022, RWE Renewables publicly launched our proposals for Tween Bridge Solar Farm.

We are now undertaking a full Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) for Tween Bridge Solar Farm. An EIA is a detailed process where the likely environmental effects of the proposed development are studied, surveys are carried out and mitigation measures to reduce or remove environmental impacts are proposed.

We anticipate holding our next round of consultation in summer 2024. Exact dates to be confirmed but will be published in advance.

How to view information

We have published a draft Preliminary Environmental Information Report (PEIR) and a Non-Technical Summary (NTS) of the draft PEIR. All document published for the first consultation remain publicly available. All documents can be found here.

Alternatively, you can contact us to request a USB or a hard-copy (price available upon request).

Contact us to request a USB or a hard-copy (price available upon request)

The need for Solar

The UK has made a legally binding commitment to achieve net zero carbon emissions by 2050. At the same time, demand for electricity will increase as we decarbonise other sectors of the economy, such as heating and transport.

As a country we are already making progress. At RWE Renewables, we already provide 15% of the UK’s energy needs through our wind farms, hydrogen, biomass and gas energy generation facilities. We are now expanding our renewable energy portfolio with solar at the forefront.

Solar farms, such as Tween Bridge Solar Farm, will make a significant contribution to the local, and national, climate commitments.

About RWE Renewables

At RWE, we are the leading power generator and one of the largest renewables developers in the UK. We already provide 15% of the UK’s energy needs through our wind farms, hydro, biomass and gas energy generation facilities.

In March 2023 RWE acquired JBM Solar, a large independent developer of solar and battery storage systems. This acquisition will significantly accelerate RWE’s solar development in the UK and places the company amongst the largest solar developers in the UK.

Further information is available HERE