Solarcentury has revealed that it is working on two solar farm projects across the UK totalling 25MW of new capacity.

The developer has begun work on a 10.2MW solar farm at Watchfield Farm in Somerset after being selected by Belltown Power to engineer, procure and construct the solar farm.

Commenting on the company’s partnership with Belltown Power, Frans van der Heuvel, CEO at Solarcentury said: “We hope to work with Belltown again on more solar parks – even at 1.4 ROCs, solar parks make economic sense.”

Solarcentury expects the 10.2MW development to connect to the local grid in February 2014, allowing the project to benefit from the 1.6ROC rate.

Solarcentury has also announced that work on a 15MW solar farm in Oxfordshire will begin in the New Year. The proposed solar site is located 15km south of Oxford at Hill Farm and will cover around 30 hectares. The solar farm is expected to generate around 14,500MWh of electricity a year – enough to power 4,500 homes.

Yingli Solar has revealed that it will be supplying approximately 60,000 of its modules for the 15MW project in Oxfordshire.   

Commenting on the deal, Matthew Boulton COO of Solarcentury said: “Solarcentury has had a strong partnership with Yingli Green Energy since 2009 and we have a great deal of trust in the quality of their modules and the reliability of their supply. We are really delighted that the Hill Farm Project continues this co-operation.”

Recent analysis by NPD Solarbuzz claims that the UK solar pipeline for ground-mounted projects has topped 4GW.