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Conergy Completes 39 MW of New Solar Plants for Primrose Solar
- Published: Tuesday, 22 April 2014 11:14
Conergy, one of the world’s leading PV solution and service providers, announced today the on-time completion of a portfolio of four solar farms in the UK totaling 39MW in installed capacity.
The construction projects began at the end of last year and continued through the record-breaking wet weather of January and February that caused widespread flooding across many parts of southern Britain, disrupting many solar farm projects.
The solar farms, located in the countryside close to Great Yarmouth (14MW), Cardiff (7MW) and in Dorset (18MW), were connected to the grid at the end of March and are now exporting enough green electricity to the grid to power 12,000 British homes. By cutting Britain’s reliance on gas and coal, they are expected to reduce carbon emissions by some 344,000 tonnes over the next 20 years.
The projects were developed with Camborne Energy, which identified suitable sites and obtained planning permission and grid connections, while Conergy funded the development cost, managed the development process, designed and built the projects, and will provide ongoing maintenance. The projects are owned and managed by Primrose Solar.
Giles Clark, CEO of Primrose Solar, said: “Building these large projects was a challenging task, particularly given the bad weather that we have had this winter. We are very pleased to work with Conergy, which has been outstanding in delivering on time and in the most difficult conditions.”
Alexander Gorski, COO and CEO for Europe, Conergy, said: “The weather in the UK was among the worst we have experienced at Conergy in fifteen years of building large-scale solar projects all over the world. We’re proud of our teams’ outstanding work and efforts to connect the Primrose Solar projects on-time and to the highest Conergy quality standards that stand the test of time.”