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Wildlife Be Damned: Musk Wants to Carpet Kent Marshland with Solar Panels

Tycoon Elon Musk ‘to build the world’s biggest battery’ in Britain as part of £400m plans to carpet a swathe of Kent marshland with almost a million solar panels.

  • Campaigners are fighting to block a £400 million plan for a solar energy farm
  • It would include the world’s biggest battery and is likely to be built by Elon Musk
  • The battery would store 350MWhr –  with no fewer than 7,660 battery units

Green campaigners are fighting to block a £400 million plan to build a solar energy farm the size of 600 football pitches on marshland that provides a habitat for rare birds such as the marsh harrier.

The proposed 890-acre farm, five times as big as Britain’s largest existing one in Wiltshire, lies outside Graveney, near Faversham in Kent, along the edge of the Swale estuary, an officially designated Biodiversity Operational Area.