AEE Renewables and EPC Graess Solartechnik have chosen JinkoSolar as module provider for a new 5MW PV project in the UK. The location of the system is yet to be disclosed, but when completed next year it will be one of the largest in the country.
Jinko modules are already powering AEE and EPC’s systems in Hawkchurch (4MW) and Swindon (5MW) and the decision to build a new plant, despite the recent tariff cuts, is a boon to large-scale solar in the UK.
“These initial projects in the UK are only the beginning of a fruitful relationship with both AEE Renewables plc and EPC Graess Solartechnik,” Arturo Herrero, Jinko’s chief marketing officer, said. “Our partners and customers are important assets to our company, and we will continue to improve in order to provide them with products and services that stand out from what the industry has to offer.”
Earlier this month the government finally unveiled its reduced feed-in tariff rates and in the process, according to many industry experts, signed the death warrant for large-scale solar in the UK. However, today’s news signals a revival in fortunes and may well entice other project developers back to the UK market.