BayWa r.e.'s 19.5 MW solar farm in Great Glemham, England, nearing completion

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Munich-based BayWa r.e. GmbH is on schedule to complete the construction of a 19.5 MW solar farm in the county of Suffolk, England.

The fixed tilt PV plant is being built on the disused Parham Airfield in Great Glemham, and will generate a total of 19,000,000 kWh of clean power a year – enough to power the equivalent of 500 local homes.

Early projections forecast that the farm will offset approximately 277,000 tons of carbon emissions over a 20-year period. BayWa r.e. has used polycrystalline modules from Chinese manufacturers Yingli and Trina.

BayWa r.e. currently has close to 40 MWp solar capacity under construction in the UK, with an additional 10 MWp in the pipeline and has scheduled to match that output again in 2014.

Thanks to projects such as this one from BayWa r.e., the UK is on course to join the 1 GW club by the end of 2013.