Modules from Taiwanese supplier Winaico have been selected for a project to install solar panels on the roofs of 750 housing association properties in Berwickshire, Scotland.

The project is being financed through crowdfunding platform Abundance Generation and is claimed to be Europe’s largest ever crowdfunded solar programme with the intention of raising £3.1 million.

Winaico will supply 2.6MW of solar modules for the project which are to be installed by Oakapple Berwickshire, a collaboration of Oakapple Renewable Energy and Glasgow-based Edison Energy. The modules will be installed on properties belonging to Berwickshire Housing Association.

Since launching in October last year, the project has raised more than £1 million in financing through the Abundance Generation site and more than 90 systems have been installed, with an operating capacity of more than 300kWp.

Oakapple chairman Phil Taylor said it was “great news” for the crowdfunding programme to have garnered the popularity it has.

“A growing number of people are looking to make ethical investments and this type of project allows them to invest in renewable energy projects and make money while supporting the planet,” he said.

Modules from Taiwan-based suppliers are not subject to anti-dumping duties imposed on Chinese firms, which sister publication PV Tech revealed yesterday are set to be extended for another year.