A Forest of Dean business park could become one of the biggest in the UK to be powered solely by renewable energy.
Vantage Point Business Village in Mitcheldean wants to go completely green by creating a solar farm with solar panels producing 100 per cent of its power.
Forest of Dean entrepreneur Brian Bennett, who rescued the site when Rank Xerox left in 2001 and created a thriving business centre, is passionate about the plan to make it carbon neutral.
He said solar power would provide Vantage Point with a secure and cheap power supply to more than 80 businesses on the 70 acres site.
And the wider community as a whole will also benefit with Mr Bennett pledging to provide free, green power to local community projects.
The scheme will initially create up to 50 new jobs but could also bring in many more firms and jobs helping to counter the problems caused by the area's 14,000 'outworkers', who commute daily to Gloucester and Cheltenham.
Mr Bennett said: "Having reviewed the technology available, I believe solar power is the only one that produces environmentally 100 per cent clean energy.
"There are no emissions, noise or carbon footprints. It is very benign technology and the amazing thing about solar is that the variation in energy production is only three per cent."
It would also ensure that businesses on Vantage Point would not be at the mercy of the Big Six energy suppliers.
The solar panels need very little maintenance and are black to absorb rather than reflect sunlight, so glare will not be an issue.
Some 30 per cent of Vantage Point Business Village's power is already supplied by solar panels.
The solar farm plan will be considered by members of Forest of Dean District Council's Development and Control Committee on Tuesday, January 21.