S.A.G. Solarstrom completes UK project on time


S.A.G. Solarstrom completed a 33 MWp project in Wymeswold, Leicestershire, on a former Royal Air Force base as well as two other ground-mounted projects worth over 5 MWp each in southwest England. PPAs have been signed for all the systems.

CEO of S.A.G. Solarstrom, Karl Kuhlmann explained, "The parallel implementation of projects of this size requires outstanding planning and sophisticated logistics. Due to the key date regulation at the end of March, we were also under time pressure. We nevertheless succeeded in completing all projects on schedule."

The Renewables Obligation Certificate (ROC) assessment undergoes changes from this April onwards. A spokesperson from S.A.G Solarstrom told pv magazine that until end of March, PV plants were given 2 ROCs per MWh of fed-in electricity. From this month on, only 1.6 ROCs will be offered.

The 33 MWp PV plant is expected to generate 30,650 MWh of electricity annually with the ability to power over 8,000 four-person households. Polycrystalline modules from Trina Solar and inverters from LTi REEnergy were used in this project. The 5 MWp systems can generate around 5,300 MWh each annually, enough to supply 1,500 four-person households. S.A.G. Solarstrom will undertake the technical management of all the systems.