Bosch Solar Energy has begun construction of what will be one of the largest solar projects in the UK. Located in Trefullock, southern England, the 5MW park is expected to be connected to the grid this July, reports the Solar Power Portal.
Comprised of approximately 21,000 Bosch c-Si M 60 monocrystalline solar modules the 5MW project covers an area of 18 hectares. The installation has been developed in partnership with hep capital, yet Bosch is responsible for planning, delivering and monitoring the system.
“We are delighted that we have had this opportunity to demonstrate what we can do, particularly in the UK solar market which is still relatively young,” says Peter Schneidewind, sales director at Bosch Solar Energy. “Photovoltaics are becoming increasingly important here. We'll be seeing more and more solar systems in the future, particularly on the roofs of UK houses.”
This news comes as the UK Department of Energy and Climate change announces deep cuts to the feed-in tariff rates for systems over 50kW. All projects over this size must be completed by August 1 if they are to receive the existing rate.
Bosch Solar Energy is exhibiting at Intersolar Europe, booth A3.450.