China-based module provider JinkoSolar has today revealed plans to install a 5MW solar plant in the UK with AEE Renewables. Having already installed 9MW of large-scale solar in the UK, the companies are now considering a further project – despite the large-scale feed-in tariff cuts.
In early October this year the partnership completed a 4MW solar installation at Beechgrove Farm located near the village of Hawkchurch and a 5MW solar farm in South Marston located near the town of Swindon. Both of these projects were completed after the fast-track review, proving that large-scale is possible at the lower rates.
An additional 5MW project is now reportedly planned to be finalised in early 2012.
Speaking with AEE Renewables this afternoon Solar Power Portal learned that while the 5MW project may well go ahead under the Renewable Obligation Certificates (ROCs) or lower feed-in tariff rates, it was not in any way finalised. The company will now wait for policy certainty before moving ahead.
"JinkoSolar's commitment to staying at the forefront of providing cleaner energy makes the organization a perfect partner for our company. We look forward to continuing our work with JinkoSolar and hope the efficiency of its products becomes the market standard, paving the way for a wider adoption of solar energy," said Dominic Faber, CIO for AEE Renewables.
"These initial projects in the UK are only the beginning of a fruitful relationship with both AEE Renewables plc and EPC Graess Solartechnik. Our partners and customers are important assets to our company, and we will continue to improve in order to provide them with products and services that stand out from what the industry has to offer," said Arturo Herrero, Chief Marketing Officer for JinkoSolar.