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German developer ib vogt GmbH and UK-based Solafields have completed a 37.8MW solar farm in Pembrokeshire, Wales.

The site boasts over 147,600 modules and is predicted to generate 38GWh of electricity every year. The developers estimate that the solar farm will produce enough energy to power more than 11,000 UK homes, negating the emission of 20,000 tonnes of CO2 emissions in the process. 

The solar farm was connected to the grid on 12 September and was jointly developed by the two companies. The project, which is one of the largest solar farms in the UK, was completed in eight weeks. 

The project has been purchased by unnamed institutional investors, with vogt solar acting as EPC.    

Solafields and vogt state that the two companies are currently developing over 100MW of UK solar assets. Ib vogt claims that is developing a further 45MW of capacity in the fourth quarter of 2014. The company also says that part of its ‘significant pipeline’ will be developed under the contracts for difference (CfD) regime which will be implemented in April 2015.

Industry analysts recently downgraded the UK’s forecasted capacity installed in 2014 due to the level of uncertainty surrounding the government’s proposals to scrap RO support for solar farms over 5MW in size.  

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