Solar framing manufacturer Corbin Industries has revealed that it is gearing up for ROC deadline rush following the government’s proposals to scrap support for solar under the RO for projects over 5MW from April 2015.
The manufacturer said that it was looking into introducing extra shifts in order to meet the anticipated growth in demand. Corbin notes that its new CNC computer controlled steel cutting system will help the company boost production from 5MW to 15MW per week. The new machinery allows the company to produce mounting systems at sub £68/kW.
The company has also reported an increase in demand for its factory-built DNO units and inverter shelters thanks to the growing demand of solar farm developers in the UK.
Corbin sales director, David Tatershall commented that the company generated good business from last month’s Large Scale Solar Conference, “but whilst we are experiencing high demand, Corbin will not have problems meeting the industry's current high volume framing requirements”.
Industry has warned that the proposed closing of the RO scheme to projects above 5MW could create a crippling rush of grid connections next spring the head of a power engineering firm has claimed.