Martifer Solar connects five plants ahead of Renewable Obligation deadline in UK

Paul Boughton

Martifer Solar has connected five UK plants ahead of the 31st March deadline under the Renewable Obligation (RO) scheme.

The five plants have a combined installed capacity of 57.8MW and were built for several prestigious clients.

The connected plants range in size from 7.7– 8.7MW and are installed throughout the UK. Four sites are located in England, in the counties of Devon, Essex, Leicestershire and Cornwall. One of the sites is located in the county of Caerphilly in South Wales.

With this realisation, Martifer Solar has achieved a track record of approximately 175MW in total installed PV capacity in the UK alone.

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 55GWh/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.

In addition to the connection of these five plants, Martifer Solar has an additional 9.2MW qualified for the RO grace period, which will be constructed prior to June 2015.