Leading PV manufacturer, Yingli Green Energy, has secured a large module supply deal with UK-based installer and project developer, Solarcentury.
Yingli Green said it would ship 72MW, or 168,000 PV modules, both monocrystalline and multicrystalline, to Solarcentury before the end of 2014.
Solarcentury is planning to use the modules in a number of projects in the UK and expected to produce approximately 65,000MWh of clean solar electricity per year, enough to supply around 21,800 typical UK homes, the company said.
Matthew Boulton, chief operating officer of Solarcentury said: “We have worked together for a number of years, and the trust built up over that time makes it easier to execute on projects at this scale. Solar is still the most popular form of renewable energy among the UK public, unsurprising since developing our solar capacity stands to benefit many people and businesses. Also, by diversifying our energy mix, we can help improve the UK's energy security.”
Yingli Green said it saw a strong PV market in the UK with a steady growth potential throughout 2020. The company said that it expected to supply further modules to Solarcentury projects in the future.