Solar Panels

Peartree Hill Solar Farm

The solar farm, located in the East Riding of Yorkshire would provide enough low-carbon energy to meet the equivalent annual needs of approximately 167,000 homes.

Our statutory consultation on proposals for Peartree Hill will run from Wednesday 15 May – Wednesday 26 June 2024.

The consultation introduces our revised proposals, which have been informed by comprehensive surveys and valuable feedback received during our initial consultation phase.

The Need For Solar

The UK has a legally binding commitment to achieve net zero carbon emissions by 2050. This can only be achieved with the roll-out of reliable, affordable, clean energy sources. 

As one of the cheapest and most rapidly deployable forms of renewable energy, solar will play an important role in addressing the climate crisis, while helping the UK to become more ‘energy independent’, reducing our reliance on expensive fossil fuel imports for electricity and heating.

The UK government has set an ambition of reaching 70 gigawatts of installed solar capacity by 2035, a five-fold increase on current installed capacity, and our proposals for Peartree Hill will make a key contribution towards achieving this ambition.

Our Proposals At A Glance

RWE is bringing forward proposals for Peartree Hill, a solar and battery storage project that would provide 320MW of clean energy, enough to power the equivalent of approximately 167,000 homes.

Our proposals have been refined since our preliminary consultation in Autumn 2023, based on the community feedback, along with the findings from our ongoing environmental and technical assessments and surveys.

More information about our updated proposals can be found on the Proposals page and within our consultation material on our Documents page.


This is the statutory round of consultation, and likely the last time we will consult with the community before we submit our application to the Planning Inspectorate. Feedback from the community has informed the evolving the design, and we hope that you will take the opportunity to shape our proposals further by responding to this consultation.

 To view the consultation materials please visit the documents page.

Our statutory consultation will run from Wednesday 15 May lasting six weeks, until 11:59pm on Wednesday 26 June.

As part of this consultation, we will be holding a series of in-person and online events:

Tuesday 21 May 2024  1pm-7pmCottingham Civic Hall
Market Green, Cottingham HU16 5QG
Wednesday 22 May 20241pm-7pmLeven Hall
North Street, Leven, HU17 5NF
Tuesday 28 May 20246.30pm-8pmOnline Webinar 
(Register here)
Saturday 1 June 202411am-3pmTickton Village Hall                  
Main Street, Tickton, HU17 9RZ
Monday 3 June 20241pm-6.30pmWawne Village Hall
36 Main Street, Wawne, HU7 5XH
Wednesday 12 June 20246.30pm-8pmOnline Webinar 
(Register here)

To find out more about the consultation and to let us know what you think about the proposals, visit the Have your say


Q2 2023

Early Design Development

Q4 2023

Public consultation

Q1 2023

Refined design

Q2 2024

Public consultation

Q3/Q4 2024

Development consent order application submitted

Who is RWE?

The initial plans for Peartree Hill were presented by JBM Solar during the non-statutory consultation in Autumn 2023. We are proud to announce that JBM Solar has now been acquired by RWE, one of the three largest solar developers in the UK. It is RWE’s ambition to have a carbon neutral energy portfolio by 2040, providing clean, secure and affordable energy to millions of households.

Proposals for Peartree Hill are still led by the same knowledgeable team with the same values. As part of RWE, Peartree Hill will benefit from vast energy expertise, through design, construction and operation.

For more information about RWE, you can view our website here.

For more information about RWE, you can view their website here.

Contact us

To contact the project team you can:

Register for updates

We encourage you to register below to receive updates. If you wish to fill in a feedback form on our plans for Peartree Hill Solar Farm – you can do so here: Have Your Say.

You can register for updates using the form on the below:

Have your say