Four New Solar PV Projects Take the UK Closer to being Fossil Fuel Free

A solar powered U.K in the not too distant future?

Solar PV Projects in the U.K. – ( Solar Thermal Magazine)

In the U.K., even though the weather and locale is far from optimum for solar power, there is tremendous opportunity for both distributed home based solar and utility scale projects.

In line with this, Canadian Solar Inc, today announced that it energized four new solar pv projects totaling 40.2 MWp in the United Kingdom.

These four are:

  1. Hoplass Solar Park                     10.3 Mwatts
  2. Christchurch Solar Park            18 Mwatts
  3. Coombe Solar Park                       7.3 Mwatts
  4. Moat Farm Solar Plant.               4.6 Mwatts

All four parks use Canadian Solar’s 60 cell solar modules, CS6P-250|255|260P.

All the power plants started commercial operation before March 30, and are eligible for 1.4 ROC (Renewable Obligation Certificate).

More to come, soon..

An additional two solar projects are expected to be connected in the second quarter of 2015. Cumulatively, these six solar projects will produce approximately 50,183 megawatt-hours (MWh) of electricity per year, which will displace approximately 38,140 metric tons of carbon dioxide per year, equivalent to removing over 7.276 cars from roads in the United Kingdom.

Dr. Shawn Qu, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Canadian Solar, commented,

We are pleased to make our contribution to the adoption of clean solar energy in the United Kingdom. These projects are a good addition to our growing fleet of solar power generation assets that we plan to drop into a YieldCo vehicle in the months ahead.

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Canadian Solar turns on 4 more solar pv plants in the UK

About Gordon Smith
Gordon's expertise in the area of industrial energy efficiency and alternative energy. He is an experienced electrical engineer with a Masters degree in Alternative Energy technology. He is the co-founder of several renewable energy media sites including Solar Thermal Magazine.