Nissan Given Green Light For New Solar Farm

Published Date: 5th Dec 2021

aerial view of Nissan Sunderland

Nissan has been given planning permission for a new 20MW solar farm at its UK plant in Sunderland.

The new solar plant forms part of Nissan’s new one billion project to build its new EV36Zero hub and hit a net zero emissions target.

The EV36Zero hub will build EV cars and parts, and in partnership with Envision AESC electric car batteries will also be made there. Envision AESC has received planning permission for a new 9GWh-capacity Gigafactory as part of the partnership.

The expansion and develop development of the UK’s biggest car plant in Sunderland has creating 100s of new jobs already  and is great news for the local area and the UK economy. Further down the line it is estimated that up to an additional 6000 job will be created as a result of the project.

The new solar farm should be completed by summer 2022 and it will double the plant’s capacity for renewable energy (around 20% of the plant’s overall consumption). It will be the first of several, with a target of ten in total to be built.