THOUSANDS of solar panels could be created in the Lammermuir Hills.

Members of the public will be given the opportunity to view the final solar plans for Crystal Rig Wind Farm.The site, between Dunbar and Duns, could feature 55,380 solar panels capable, according to the developer, of producing 29.9MW.

The plans, which are due to be submitted to the Scottish Government later this year, will, it is claimed, “deliver a more consistent supply of energy from the existing wind farm and provide over £470,000 in a community benefit fund”.

Fred. Olsen Renewables has been undertaking consultation events in the area since February.

Now, having considered feedback and the findings of environmental and technical surveys, it has prepared final plans.

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Rachel O’Donnell, project manager at Fred. Olsen Renewables, said: “I would like to encourage as many people as possible to attend our forthcoming events and view our updated plans for the installation of solar panels at Crystal Rig.

“The feedback we have received to date, alongside the results of our environmental studies, has helped us to reach the final design that will be on display. We hope residents will take the time to attend.”

The event in Garvald Village Hall takes place 3-7pm next Tuesday (November 21) and in Innerwick Village Hall the following day, also 3-7pm.

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Additional events are being held in Longformacus and Cockburnspath.

Ms O’Donnell added: “The team will be on hand to answer any questions that residents might have on the plans.

“If residents are unable to attend, I would encourage them to view the information on our website, where they can view all the project details and leave their views on the plans.

“Our proposals for solar at Crystal Rig are a fantastic example of how different renewable technologies can work together to make a site more efficient – delivering a more consistent supply of electricity to the grid.”

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