NESF breaks ground on 36-MW zero-subsidy solar project in England
UK solar park. Author: Robert Pittman. License: Creative Commons, Attribution-NoDerivs 2.0 Generic
NextEnergy Solar Fund Ltd (LON:NESF), the listed investment company managed by NextEnergy Capital Group, today said it has launched construction of its delayed 36-MW Whitecross solar park project in Lincolnshire, England.
The photovoltaic (PV) farm will be installed without using any subsidies. Its construction, originally planned to commence in the second half of 2021, was put off due to the market volatility and supply chain hurdles caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.
The Whitecross plant is planned to be switched on in the first quarter of 2023. It will be equipped with JinkoSolar bi-facial PV modules, the output of which is expected to be enough to supply around 10,000 homes per year.
Gemec UK Ltd is the engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) contractor for the project.
Once in operation, the solar park will lift NextEnergy Solar Fund’s installed zero-subsidy solar PV capacity to roughly 100 MW and bring it closer to its 150-MW target, it noted.
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