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 136,000 homes.

Our consultation on the initial Peartree Hill proposals has now closed.

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

JBM Solar 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 136,000 homes.

Our proposals are at a preliminary design stage. Your input will be instrumental in helping us shape the plans into a design that works best for the community. Thank you for your active involvement and contribution.

More information about our proposals can be found on the Proposals page and within the Consultation Brochure.



JBM Solar values the input of the local community and will ensure that local perspectives are considered throughout the design process. Peartree Hill is at a preliminary design phase, and this consultation was an opportunity for local people to help shape the proposals.

Our early-stage community consultation ran from Monday 9 October until 11:59pm on Monday 6 November.

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

Saturday 14 October 202311am – 5pm Tickton Village Hall, Main Street, Tickton, HU17 9RZ
Tuesday 17 October 20231pm – 7pmWawne Village Hall, 36 Main Street, Wawne, HU7 5XH
Wednesday 18 October 20231pm – 7pmLeven Recreational Hall, 79 East Street, Leven, HU17 5NG
Thursday 19 October 20236.30pm – 8pmOnline Webinar
Wednesday 25 October 20236.30pm – 8pmOnline Webinar

For those who were unable to attend the webinar, a recording is available to view here

Thank you to everyone that took part and provided their feedback.

Our commitments to the local community

JBM Solar want the Peartree Hill project to benefit the local area throughout its operational life.  We are committed to working closely with local groups and stakeholders to identify opportunities to support local initiatives

In addition to local initiatives, we will actively seek out and take on board local concerns and advice regarding the design and operation of Peartree Hill.

As part of our design process, we will commit to:

  • Sensitively design Peartree Hill to reduce its visual impact and protect the amenity of our neighbours wherever possible.
  • map marker icon Provide opportunities for public access and recreation, such as through maintaining public rights of way and exploring opportunities to create new footpaths to increase local access and recreation.
  • map marker icon Deliver at least 50% Biodiversity Net Gain (BNG) by ensuring habitats and corridors for existing wildlife are retained and enhanced, while creating new habitats including hedgerows, tree planting and environmental enhancement areas.
  • Implementing green infrastructure across the site including wildflower meadows, picnic benches, orchids and outdoor classrooms.


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

About JBM Solar

JBM Solar is at the heart of the UK’s renewables revolution, helping to realise our collective goal of a net zero energy market through the deployment of solar technology. Our vision is to power the UK with reliable, affordable and clean solar energy, and to add value through innovation and investment.

In 2023 RWE acquired JBM Solar, establishing itself as one of the top 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.

JBM Solar and RWE are committed to projects throughout their lifetime, from development to construction and operation, all the way through to decommissioning.

To learn more about JBM Solar, visit our website.

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

Contact us

To contact the project team you can:
01482 695 004
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Register for updates

We encourage you to register below to receive updates. Our early stage consultation is now closed, but when there is an opportunity to update you about our next round of consultation, we will let you know directly via email.

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

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