Chinese solar manufacturer Hanwha SolarOne has joined forces with German PV developer ib vogt to develop two large-scale solar parks in the UK.
As part of the collaboration, Hanwha SolarOne shipped a total of 16MW of multi-crystalline modules for installation at a 6.2MW park in Cornwall and a 9.8MW park in Kent. ib vogt and a joint-venture partner are owners of the PV park. ib vogt is also responsible for the installation of the solar parks.
As reported by PV-Tech’s sister site Solar Power Portal, the projects are expected to generate a combined 16,300MWh of clean electricity every year. Both projects are expected to be connected to the grid in March, allowing them to take advantage of the higher renewable obligation rate before 1 April.
Commenting on the new developments, Anton Milner, managing director of ib vogt said: “Our cooperation with the Hanwha SolarOne team has been characterised by an open and direct communication, which has created mutual trust. Through its reliable delivery and high-quality products, Hanwha SolarOne has proven to be a strong partner for our large-scale PV projects in the United Kingdom and in Germany.”
The two projects build on the relationship that saw the two companies work together last autumn to construct a 5MW park on the Isle of Wight and another 5MW park in Sussex.