With a total capacity of 10MWp, vogt solar has connected its first seven solar photovoltaic power plants ahead of the August 1 feed-in tariff deadline.

Situated in the south of England, the Ebbsfleet Solar Farm leads the charge with a 4.9MWp capacity. Following closely is the Isle of White Solar Farm at 4.5MWp with the St. Nicholas Solar Farm and four additional projects bringing the total up to 10MWp.

As one of the biggest in the UK, the Ebbsfleet Solar Farm will produce five million kWh annually, enough to meet the electricity needs of over 1,400 households.

The solar farm on the Isle of Wight will produce similar results, saving 61,000 tonnes of CO2 over the lifetime of the project.

Consisting of 2,400 ground-mounted photovoltaic modules, the St. Nicholas Solar Farm covers 1.17 hectares while plans are in place to extend the smaller solar farms, which have been installed with local landowners in Sussex, the Isle of Wight and Cornwall, in due course. 

Dagmar Vogt, CEO of the vogt group said, “UK economy has benefited from millions of pounds of investment; CO2 savings in excess of 5,000 tonnes per annum; and enough safe, clean, green energy to power around 3,000 homes for the next 25 years. We are proud to contribute to the UK renewables target, and look forward to a shift in UK government position so that we can bring the benefits of solar to more communities.”