Downing Renewable Developments are currently in the early stages of developing proposals for Kingsway Solar Farm and we will be providing more information in due course.


Kingsway Solar Farm

Kingsway Solar Farm is a new solar energy farm co-located with battery storage to be located to the southeast of Cambridge.

The project includes grid connection infrastructure, environmental mitigation and the infrastructure needed to build and maintain Kingsway Solar Farm.

We are currently reviewing the project location and more information will be available soon.


Why is Kingsway Solar Farm needed?

To achieve the UK Government’s commitment to ‘net-zero’ carbon emissions by 2050, projects such as Kingsway Solar Farm are needed to help provide cleaner sources of energy. If approved, Kingsway Solar Farm would make a significant contribution to energy security in the U.K.

The energy transition will see older forms of generation, such as fossil fuel power stations, phased out and there is an urgent need for cleaner forms of generation to replace them. Solar farms such as Kingsway will play a key role in meeting this need and accelerating the countries transition to net-zero.

With the co-location of a Battery Energy Storage System (BESS), Kingsway will be able to provide ancillary services to help stabilise the local and national grid network. The addition of the BESS will also allow Kingsway to efficiently use the solar energy, storing surplus energy at points of low demand, releasing it when needed.


We have secured a grid connection agreement which would allow us to export over 50MW of electricity to the National Grid. The generation capacity of the scheme means it is a Nationally Significant Infrastructure Project (NSIP) and we will be required to submit a Development Consent Order (DCO) application.

DCO applications are managed by the Planning Inspectorate (PINS) on behalf of the Secretary of State. You can find out more about the planning process for Nationally Significant Infrastructure Projects at their website:

Next steps

Step one

As the site selection process progresses, a programme of environmental and ecological surveys will be completed to help inform the projects design.

Step Two

We will be consulting with local residents, technical specialists and local planning authorities over the coming months to communicate more information about the project design and planning process.

Step three

Full details on how to participate in the consultation will be published on this website shortly.