OPDE gets planning permit for 10.8-MWp solar farm in UK
Sep 30, 2014 - Spanish solar farm developer OPDE said today it had secured a planning approval to build a 10.8-MWp solar park in South West England.
The photovoltaic (PV) facility will be constructed near the town of Crewkerne in Somerset, the Spanish firm said, without providing further details.
In March 2014, OPDE completed a 12-MWp solar installation in Alresford town, southern England, expected to produce 11.8 GWh of electricity a year and supply 5,000 homes in the UK. In addition, the company plans to break ground on a 7-MWp project in Kent and 9-MWp scheme in East Sussex, it said.
OPDE, which specialises in the development, construction and operation of photovoltaic parks, has over 45 MW in own solar capacity and runs over 100 MW for third parties, mainly in Spain and Italy. In the UK, it aims to install 150 MW of solar parks in the next years, it said previously.
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