Ayton Castle ground based solar panels

Ayton Castle
Ayton Castle

A planning application for 188 solar panels to be located on land at Ayton Castle has been submitted to Scottish Borders Council.

The proposed solar power installation site forms edging to an open paddock and the 188 solar panels would provide 50kW of green free energy. This energy will reduce the current carbon footprint of the castle and offset energy costs.

The paddock is used as open space and very occasionally space for temporary livestock and the mounting system used for the panels allows small livestock to graze under and around without the need for protection.