Another 4.89MW solar project beats the FiT cuts

Overcoming the constraints of the fast-track review once more, Lark Energy has this week completed its second large-scale solar park in the UK. Following the successful commissioning of the 4.89MWp Hawton solar farm, the 4.51MWp project at Marston, near Grantham in Lincolnshire, is now generating solar energy for the local area.

The Marston solar farm was built by Dutch company Oskomera in just six weeks and, like the Hawton farm, was funded by Lightsource with the backing of Octopus Investments.

Covering a total of 30 acres, the 19,500 Suntech solar panels will generate enough energy to power 1,100 homes.

Jonathan Selwyn, Managing Director of Lark Energy said, “I am delighted that Lark Energy has played a leading role in demonstrating how large-scale renewable energy can be deployed quickly to help the UK address its carbon reduction and energy security requirements. We are proud to have been instrumental in connecting 9.4MW of solar farm capacity despite the imposition by the Government of draconian cuts to the feed-in tariff.”

“We congratulate Oskomera on their superb work and would also like to acknowledge the support of South Kesteven District Council and the local community who have been a huge help in realising this project in such a short timescale,” concluded Selwyn.

Lark Energy is part of the Larkfleet Group of companies, a privately owned construction and development group based in the East Midlands.  The company develops and installs a range of renewable energy solutions for new and existing housing and commercial developments.