Conergy has announced the completion of a 4.5 MW solar farm for U.K.-based developer Lightsource Renewable Energy.
The new plant is located close to the village of Lovedean in Hampshire, England, and features 18,500 modules on Conergy SolarLinea mounting systems. Conergy was the general contractor, responsible for engineering and layout, construction and component supply for the plant, which will be owned and operated by Lightsource for the next 25 years.
‘Large-scale free-field solar plants are gaining in importance in the U.K., driven by government targets for renewable energy generation," says Robert Goss, managing director of Conergy UK." Energy prices, meanwhile, continue to rise, driving growth in residential installations and large-rooftop projects. Put together, we expect annual growth in U.K. solar of around 13 percent over the next few years.’