Berlin/ Newhaven/ London -- ib vogt GmbH and its subsidiary vogt solar ltd commissioned eight solar farms with a total capacity of 132.4 MWp in the first quarter of 2015 in the United Kingdom. All the solar farms were connected on time for the UK “1.4” ROC policy incentive deadline for ground mounted solar systems. All the projects have been purchased by institutional investors.
The solar farms are forecast to generate over 133 GWh per annum of renewable electricity in total, enough to power the equivalent of more than 32,000 average homes and to save over 1.65 million tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2) over their 25-year lifetime. The sites, all highly optimised and incorporating state-of-the-art technology and top quality engineering and components, are as follows:
- Pashley in Sussex: 11.6 MWp
- Crundale extension in Pembrokeshire: 5.9 MWp
- Port Farm in Sussex: 34.7 MWp
- Molehill in Kent: 18.0 MWp
- Horam in Sussex: 8.1 MWp
- Castle Combe in Wiltshire: 15.3 MWp
- Gloucester in Gloucestershire: 28.3 MWp
- Wrockwardine in Telford and Wrekin: 10.5 MWp
The range of activities undertaken by the company includes the project development and permitting, design and EPC, Operations & Maintenance as well as the construction financing and marketing of the projects.
Since 2011, ib vogt and vogt solar have completed 27 solar farms in the UK with a total capacity of over 330 MWp, of which 196 MWp were constructed and commissioned under 1.4 ROCs. All projects have been built to a very high standard and commissioned on time and budget. In the UK, the company carries out operation and maintenance activities for over 250 MWp.
“In the first quarter of 2015 we faced a very challenging program due to the nature of the projects. We are delighted that we got all the projects commissioned – as ever – on time and this is again a tribute to our teams and the excellent working relationships with our partners and the local communities involved. We thank all who have contributed to this success in the realisation and deployment of this environmentally important technology and power generating capacity,” said Anton Milner, Managing Director of ib vogt GmbH.
The company is committed to long term growth in the international markets and continues to expand its global activities. The UK will remain a major market for ib vogt - the company currently has a project pipeline in excess of 300 MWp,of which around 100 MWp are fully consented with construction expected to start in the coming months.
The company together with its partners is also expanding its activities in South East Asia, India, MENA and the Americas, strengthening its position as a leading international player, continuously proving its dedication and ability to deliver highest quality solutions to its customers.