Renewable energy investment firm Low Carbon has beaten Tuesday’s Renewable Obligation Contract (ROC) deadline and commissioned five new solar parks to its portfolio.

The new sites have a total energy capacity of 84.3MW and bring Low Carbon’s new energy capacity for the last year to 157.7MW.

One of the completed projects – Great Wilbraham in Cambridgeshire – is Low Carbon’s largest solar park to date at 38.1MW and Steve Hunter, head of investments at Low Carbon, said the new sites complemented a “strong portfolio” for long-term growth.

“All these sites have been developed and constructed under the stewardship of Low Carbon demonstrating our strong track record as a leading UK solar investor,” he added.

The other sites connected to the grid recently include an 8.2MW farm in Berwick, East Sussex; a 10.1MW farm in Bottom Plain, Dorset; an 18.9MW farm in Branston, Lincolnshire; and a 9MW project in Emerton, Buckinghamshire.

Hunter also said that Low Carbon remained “committed to the UK renewable energy industry” and it would look to further expand on its portfolio in the country, which currently stands at 270MW.