Solarcentury has unveiled the latest MW-scale PV park to have been completed ahead of the UK's feed-in tariff (FiT) cut deadline. The system spans 14 hectares at the Mingay Farm in Cambridgeshire, and with a capacity of 5MW it is the joint largest development in the country.

Nearly 20,000 modules will take advantage of Cambridgeshire’s high irradiance levels, generating enough energy to supply up to 1,200 homes per annum and cut CO2 emissions by 55,000 tonnes over the next 25 years. Fourteen of Sputnik’s SolarMax 330TS-SV inverters will convert the electricity generated into the local energy supplier's medium-voltage network.

“The SolarMax inverters have proved to be exceptionally efficient and powerful”, said Jan Muller, head of technology at Solarcentury. “What we also really appreciate is the technical support and advice by Sputnik that we can always rely on during the development and implementation of our projects.”

The Mingay Farm project is the second large-scale installation Solarcentury has managed to connect to the grid in the past few months; in June it completed a 748kW ground-mounted array in Wallingford, Oxfordshire. Both systems are eligible for the UK Government’s original subsidy rate of 29.3p per kilowatt hour.