Despite severe weather conditions, the park in Stowbridge, Cambridgeshire, England, was constructed and grid-connected ahead of the changes in ROC at the end of March. More than 94,500 Q.PRO-G3 solar panels were installed in only three weeks.
The ground-mounted plant will generate around 22,445 MWh of clean energy per year, enough to power 24,800 local households and save approximately 9,650 tons of carbon emissions each year.
AGR, a leading UK renewable energy developer specializing in utility scale PV and medium scale wind, led the project development of the Stowbridge project. Hanwha Q CELLS, a European PV provider and expert for Power Plant Solutions, was in the lead for supplying its premium “Engineered in Germany” PV modules as well as construction and delivery of the PV park under an EPC contract.
Ingenious Clean Energy is part of the market-leading financial services group Ingenious, and will sell the clean electricity from the PV Park under the 1.6 ROCs scheme which was in place in the UK until 31 March 2014.
“Putting the Stowbridge PV Park in operations ahead of the changes in ROC´s scheme was one of our top priorities — and quite a challenge given the heavy rainfalls in the initial constructions stages,” said Sebastian Speight, managing diretor of Ingenious Clean Energy.