Prosolia Energía has announced two large-scale projects in the UK totalling 10.5MW of new capacity.
The company has finished the construction of a 5.3MW solar farm in the town of Stow Longa, Huntingdonshire, as well as a 5.2MW installation at Beaford in Devon. The announced solar parks take the Spanish solar developer’s total completed UK capacity to around 19MW.
Speaking to Solar Power Portal, a company spokesman confirmed that Prosolia was looking at other large-scale projects across the UK and that the UK’s large-scale sector remained an attractive proposition despite recent cuts to the Renewable Obligation rate.
All four of the company’s projects have used Trina Solar modules, with the latest projects requiring more than 43,200 modules. Commenting on the his company’s partnership with Prosolia Energía, Ben Hill, president of Trina Solar Europe, said: “This new collaboration with Prosolia Energía is very important to us…The responsible way in which we handle our business and our balance sheet makes us a stable and reliable partner for these kinds of large-scale projects, and we are delighted to be continuing to work with Prosolia Energía.”
Recent research has indicated that the a renaissance in large-scale solar developments drove record growth for the UK PV sector which saw 520MW of new capacity added to the grid in the first quarter of 2013.