Chinese solar manufacturer, ET Solar has completed a 9.1MW solar farm in Trowbridge, Wiltshire in partnership with solar developer, Hilperton PV.

The project has finished construction and is expected to be connected to the grid in March, in time to claim 1.4ROCs funding before support for all solar arrays over 5MW is scrapped come 1 April.

ET Solar acted as EPC provider for the solar farm project following the manufacturers move downstream in March 2014. Commenting on the completion of the project, Dennis She, presdient and CEO of ET Solar said: “In collaboration with Hilperton PV, our trusted partner, Marsh Farm will consolidate our market leadership and strengthen our track record in providing solutions to develop and build up utility-scale solar power plants on a global basis and specifically in the UK.”

Lloyds Bank Commercial Banking lent a total of £6.8 million to enable the construction of the 9.1MW Marsh Farm development. Commenting on the new solar park, senior manager and head of Lloyds Bank's South West Manufacturing team, Richard Davis, said: “This is an exciting time for both Hilperton PV and ET Solar as the lengthy and complex process of constructing Marsh Farm marks a major expansion for both firms in a fast-growing industry. Hilperton's significant investment in the new solar park reflects its business commitment to improving energy efficiency for residents in the local area, and the funding support from our specialist manufacturing team should ensure that development of the project gets off to the best possible start.”

The solar farm is predicted to generate enough electricity to power 3,000 local homes every year it is operational.