Martifer Sola has connected five plants in the UK ahead of the 31st March deadline under the Renewable Obligation (RO) scheme. The five plants, ranging in size from 7.7MW to 18.7MW, have a combined installed capacity of 57.8 MW and were built for several prestigious clients.
Four of the plants are located in England, in the counties of Devon, Essex, Leicestershire and Corewall; the other is located in the county of Caerphilly in South Wales. With this realization, Martifer Solar has achieved approximately 175 MW in total installed PV capacity in the UK alone.
Henrique Rodrigues, CEO of Martifer Solar, said, “We are proud to demonstrate yet another success as a result of our hard work and investment in the UK market. With these achievements, Martifer Solar continues to show its commitment to the development and implementation of solar PV on a global level.”
The five plants were installed on an area of approximately 105 hectares, using around 218.000 polycrystalline modules. The plants are expected to produce an estimated 55 GWh/year. With this production capacity, the plants will offset 25.126 tons of carbon dioxide on an annual basis, which is sufficient energy to power more than 79.000 inhabitants in the UK per year.
Filinto Martins, Head of Business Development in Europe for Martifer Solar, added, “This achievement of five new plants connected successfully within the ROC deadline represents another milestone along Martifer Solar’s successful path as an established Developer in the UK. Despite any current industry hurdles, we are confident that solar will continue to prosper in the country and currently we are developing a sustainable portfolio of around 100 MW of new projects.”
In addition to the connection of these five plants, Martifer Solar has an additional 9.2 MW qualified for the RO grace period, which will be constructed prior to June 2015.