Adding to the recent influx of positive solar news Lark Energy has today announced that it has installed a total of 15MW of solar panels across the East of England and East Midlands in a combination of rooftop and solar farm projects. To date the company has installed approximately 65,000 photovoltaic panels which in total generate enough electricity to power 4,000 households.

Speaking about this milestone Lark Energy’s Managing Director, Jonathan Selwyn, said: “This is a fantastic achievement for Lark Energy and we are delighted to reach this impressive milestone. Government recently brought long-awaited certainty to the solar industry in its announcement that current feed-in tariff rates will remain until the end of July […] these new tariff levels will still provide a very reasonable rate of return.”

“The future of the solar industry looks very promising and we are confident that individuals and organisations will continue to choose solar power to reduce their exposure to energy price rises, lower their carbon emissions and generate a useful FiT income,” he continued.

Lark Energy completed two of the UK’s largest solar farms in 2011 in Hawton, near Newark in Nottinghamshire, and at Marston near Grantham. The company also completed work on a several large rooftop PV installations including the 180-panel project at Peterborough Greyhound Stadium.

“Solar power is part of the UK’s strategy to generate clean energy as a way to combat climate change and to provide secure long-term energy sources. As a local company, we are delighted to be helping individuals and businesses reduce their carbon footprint, save money and achieve a return on investment. We are very pleased to have reached this 15MW milestone as our team has worked incredibly hard to keep up with high demand,” continued Selwyn.

Lark Energy is currently planning to install the first solar farm in the Peterborough area as well as a 30MW solar farm at the site of a former World War II airfield in Leicestershire. When complete the project, which will take advantage of the Renewables Obligation Certificate (ROCs) scheme, will be largest to be installed in the UK.