Japanese solar manufacturer Solar Frontier will work with German solar developer New Energy for the World (NEW) to develop an 8.1MW solar farm in Banwell, Somerset.

Solar Frontier will provide all electronic components for the proposed solar farm including CIS modules, cabling and inverters. The companies estimate that the solar farm will be capable of generating around 9.1GWh of electricity every year.

“We are happy to strengthen our relationship with New Energy for the World,” said Wolfgang Lange, managing director, Solar Frontier Europe. “It’s good to tie new bonds with capable partners that show commitment to the UK, one of the most promising regions in Europe for our business.”

“We are aware of the competitive pressure affecting PV manufacturers around the world,” said Jochen Kleimaier, shareholder and general manager of NEW. “Continuously building strong partnerships with companies that ensure high quality through the value chain is key to continuous improvement. Solar Frontier is a clear leader in quality and reliability.”