ET Solar Energy Corporation’s (ET Solar) subsidiary, ET Solutions AG, began the construction of a ground-mounted solar photovoltaic project with an installed capacity of 8.7MW in the UK.

Lightsource Renewable Energy developed the project and ET Solar serves as the exclusive EPC service provider and solar module supplier. The project broke ground at Somerton Door in southern Somerset and is predicted to extend over 4.9 hectares, two thirds of which will remain open grassland for small livestock.

The solar farm is expected to connect to the grid in mid-November 2014.

The pair agreed a 50MW collaboration in April this year.