30MW of solar to be built on former Notthinghamshire, England coal mine sites
By Thomas McMullan
Three formers collieries are set to witness what is being billed as "major regeneration" as a 30 megawatt solar array is installed across brownfield sites in the East Midlands.
The old coal-mining land in Nottinghamshire – split over Welbeck Colliery in Mansfield, Gedling in Lambley and a third site in Bilsthorpe – will see enough ground-mounted solar panels constructed to provide power to around 10,000 homes.
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