Canadian Solar and Lightsource Renewable Energy have announced the completion of joint projects in the UK. Ground-mounted PV plants were built in Cornwall (Bodmin), Lincolnshire (Spalding) and Somerset (Taunton), with a combined capacity of 6.4MW.
Even with the current disheartening climate in the UK, Lightsource has completed over 38MW of operational solar projects. Canadian Solar was selected to work on the projects on the basis of its competitive price/performance ratio.
“With its ease of installation and speed of deployment, solar energy continues to offer benefits to all involved and the Spalding installations, which were built on a Butterfly and Wildlife Park, are a great example of how large scale solar farms can be integrated into the countryside successfully,” said Nicholas Boyle, CEO of Lightsource. “As our pipeline continues to develop, we see the UK having great potential for further solar power generation. Clean, renewable and reliable solar power will be vital in contributing to the UK's commitment to reducing carbon emissions.”