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Banks submits 40MW storage proposal to Leeds council
Banks Renewables has submitted a proposal to add 40MW of battery storage capacity to a consented solar energy scheme to Leeds City Council for review.
Banks secured planning approval in 2021 for the proposed Barnsdale Solar Energy Park between Kippax and Allerton Bywater that would be able to generate enough electricity to meet the annual requirements of up to 12,000 family homes.
Since then, the Banks project team has been working on the detail of the project, which will include solar panels covering an area of around 50 hectares of south-facing land and will link directly into the Ledston Primary electricity sub-station which sits to the south east of the site along Barnsdale Road.
Banks has now gone back to the Council for permission to add a containerised battery energy storage system with the capacity to hold up to 40MW of the electricity generated at the site, which is enough to power around 48,000 homes for two hours during peak times.