Eco Energy World has connected 70MW of new solar capacity in the UK over the last few weeks.

The developer revealed that it connected five projects ranging in size from 9MW to 15MW in quick succession over the summer period. The solar farms are located in Essex, Devon and Wiltshire.  

Svante Kumlin, chairman, Eco Energy World, commented: “We are pleased to have connected these five sites to the National Grid on schedule.” He continued: “These developments will make a significant contribution to helping the UK meet its renewable energy targets and also help us achieve our goal of developing 200MW in the UK this year.”

The developer estimates that the projects would provide enough combined energy to power 22,000 homes, saving more than 31,000 tonnes of CO2 emissions in the process.

The recently-connected solar farm sites in full are: 15MW Highfields Farm in Essex, 15MW Castle Eaton Farm in Swindon, 15MW Pitworthy Farm in Devon, 13MW Spriggs Farm in Essex; and 9.6MW High Penn Farm in Wiltshire.