Global solar giant Hanwha Q Cells has bolstered its active UK solar portfolio by completing an 8.1MW solar farm in South Gloucestershire.

The module manufacturer completed the Tower Hill solar farm eight weeks after construction started in January this year and beat April’s 1.4 ROC deadline to connect it to the national grid.

Hanwha Q Cells managed all engineering, procurement and construction of the farm and will also be responsible for its operation and maintenance over the course of its lifespan.

Tower Hill was developed using Hanwha’s modular construction scheme and more than 30,000 of the manufacturer’s own Q.Pro-G3 photovoltaic modules.

“We are very happy to add the Tower Hill solar park to our portfolio of timely built, successfully operating and fully owned PV parks in the UK, which now totals 53MW,” said Hanwha Q Cells VP of global EPC/utility Mauro Di Fiore, adding: “This latest park further evidences that Hanwha Q Cells is the right partner for reliable power plant solutions that pay off.”

The firm completed a number of projects in the UK in the build up to April's ROC deadline, including the 24.8MW Green End solar farm and 20.4MW Fenland solar farm.