Lightsource Renewable Energy has connected a 5.1MW solar farm in Nottinghamshire between the villages of Kirton and Tuxford.

The 8.5-hectare site is predicted to generate enough electricity to power 1,100 local homes. The site was constructed by EPC contractor Biosar Aktor, who will be retained under an operations and maintenance contract for the site.

Lightsource recently moved into a new, 30,000 square foot office space in Holborn, London from its old base at the Old Bailey. The company has grown from a team of six staff in 2010 to now employing over 350 people.

Kareen Boutonnat, managing director at Lightsource Renewable Energy, described the company’s outlook for this year, stating: ”Early 2015 will see a strong focus on development for Lightsource as we stride towards our impressive 1GW milestone.”

The UK large-scale sector is currently rushing to build out as many >5MW solar sites before the government scraps renewable obligation support for larger ground-mount projects in April 2015. IHS recently predicted that the the end of the utility-scale PV boom in the UK could cause a fallow period for European EPCs. However, Boutonnat remains upbeat about the company’s prospects, she said: “The UK solar industry continues to develop at pace and, while the past few years have not been without challenges, the hard work has been paying off and we continually affirm our position as the UK’s market leader in solar power.”