Renewable energy project developer Inazin Power has revealed that it successfully connected 73MW of solar farms before the April ROC deadline.
Working together with its funding partner, Low Carbon, and the EPC contractors, Goldbeck and Grupotec, Inazin was able to connect seven sites across the UK.
Situated in Cornwall, Wiltshire, Pembrokeshire and Suffolk, the solar farms consist of over 300,000 solar modules capable of generating over 70,000MWh of electricity per year, negating the emission of around 30,000 tonnes of CO2 in the process.
The completed projects include the first investment announced under the new partnership between Low Carbon and Macquarie Capital, which aims to build and commission up to 300MW of solar farms in the UK.
Commenting on his company’s achievements, Inazin CEO David Sandilands said: “Following our successful build programmes under the 2011 feed-in tariff and the 2ROC regime a year ago, we are delighted to have maintained our 100% record by connecting and energising all 73MW before the recent ROC deadline.
“The construction and commissioning of these sites in such a short timeframe and under exceptionally poor weather conditions was a tremendous achievement – showing real commitment from all of our development partners, expertly supervised by our outstanding project management team. Looking ahead, we have a strong pipeline of new projects and the funding in place to deliver further growth in the coming year and beyond.”
In the run up to the April ROC deadline the UK solar sector managed to install 1.1GW of ground-mounted solar. The UK Solar Strategy notes that the Department of Energy and Climate Change has underestimated the level of deployment of solar farms across the UK and that it could have implications on the budget under the levy control framework.