ib vogt completes 132.4 MW of solar in UK


German solar group ib vogt GmbH and its British subsidiary, vogt solar ltd, commissioned eight solar farms totaling 132.4 MW in the United Kingdom in the first three months of the year.

The company said it had connected all of the solar farms on time for the U.K.'s 1.4 Renewable Obligation Certificate (ROC) policy incentive deadline for ground mounted solar systems. Following the March 31 deadline, the ROC rate dropped from 1.6 ROC per megawatt hour to 1.4 ROC per megawatt hour.

The solar farms, all of which have been purchased by institutional investors, are expected to generate more than 133 gigawatt hours annually — enough to power more than 32,000 average homes.

The sites include:

  • Pashley in Sussex: 11.6 MW
  • Crundale extension in Pembrokeshire: 5.9 MW
  • Port Farm in Sussex: 34.7 MW
  • Molehill in Kent: 18 MW
  • Horam in Sussex: 8.1 MW
  • Castle Combe in Wiltshire: 15.3 MW
  • Gloucester in Gloucestershire: 28.3 MW
  • Wrockwardine in Telford and Wrekin: 10.5 MW

ib vogt oversaw project development and permitting, design and engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) services, operations and maintenance as well as the construction financing and marketing.

Since 2011, ib vogt and vogt solar have completed 27 solar farms in the U.K. with a total capacity exceeding 330 MW, of which 196 MW were constructed and commissioned under 1.4 ROCs.

In the U.K., the company carries out operation and maintenance activities for more than 250 MW of solar plants.

“In the first quarter of 2015 we faced a very challenging program due to the nature of the projects,” said ib vogt managing director Anton Milner, who attributed successful completions to the companies’ teams and the “excellent working relationships with our partners and the local communities involved.”

The U.K. will remain a major market for ib vogt — the company currently has a project pipeline in excess of 300 MW, of which around 100 MW are fully consented with construction expected to start in the coming months. Along with its partners, ib vogt is also expanding its activities in South East Asia, India, the Middle East, North Africa and the Americas.

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