Conergy has a contract to provide engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) services from RWE Supply & Trading to build a 37 MW solar plant in the U.K.
The 144,000-panel ground-mount plant is to be built on a disused airfield classified as brownfield land at Kencot Hill, near Oxford. The plant is expected to be connected this summer.
Conergy says hedgerows will be reinforced to hide much of the site from public view, and to boost biodiversity and local wildlife. Site location has been a contentious issue for solar development in the U.K.
‘Large-scale plants in the right places, like Kencot Hill, already provide power to tens of thousands of homes, and will avoid millions of tonnes of carbon emissions,’ says Robert Goss, managing director of Conergy UK.