Yingli delivers 10MW for Solarcentury project in UK



Yingli Solar will provide Solarcentury with 10MW of modules for a project on the Isle of Sheppey in the UK.

The delivery of 40,000 panels was completed at the end of February.

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The project on the Isle of Sheppey, which is around 50 miles east of London, will be acquired by Bluefield Solar Income Fund (BSIF), which already has £140 million (US$232.5 million) of large-scale PV assets in the UK.

“With roughly 2.5GW of solar capacity in place in the UK, the country is set to become the largest solar market in Europe,” said Liansheng Miao, chairman and CEO, Yingli Green Energy. “We believe that solar can make a meaningful contribution to the country’s target of 15% renewable generation by 2020 and beyond.”

“Solarcentury looks back on a strong partnership built on trust with Yingli Green Energy for more than five years with the intention to deepen the collaboration moving forward,” said Matthew Boulton, COO of Solarcentury.

According to the civil engineering contractor Carnon Consulting, work started on the project in mid-February and is scheduled for completion at the end of March 2014, in time for a degression in support for large-scale solar of 12.5%.

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