Hanwha SolarOne completes 60 MW module delivery to UK


Germany’s Hanwha SolarOne has completed the shipment of 60 MW of its HSL 60 PV modules to the U.K., where solar EPC company vogt solar – a wholly owned subsidiary of ib vogt – is constructing four solar parks across the south of England.

Collectively, the four solar PV plants, spanning the southern English counties of Devon, Essex, Hampshire and Kent, will boast an annual output of 60.5 MWh, generating enough clean solar energy to power more than 18,000 local households.

Hanwha SolarOne’s involvement extends to the supply of more than 230,000 high efficient HSL 60 Poly solar modules, delivery of which began in December last year. "A long-time partner of vogt solar, we are proud to work with this solar farm pioneer once again to complete these impactful solar projects," said Hanwha SolarOne GmbH MD, Maengyoon Kim. "With the four solar farms connected to the grid, our durable HSL 60 modules will generate clean, reliable solar energy in the U.K. for many years to come."

For ib vogt GmbH, the deal is further opportunity for the company to extend its reach in the U.K. "The implementation of several parks within a limited time frame and partly in parallel requires a high level of experience, tight planning and streamlined processes," said ib vogt CFO and MD, Carl von Braun. "These projects represent the largest PV parks we have realized in the U.K. to date."

The British solar PV market is on course to lead Europe this year, with various commentators confident that the U.K. will add in excess of 3 GW of solar capacity in 2014, beating out Germany for the first time ever.