OPDE wins planning nod for 18-MWp solar plant in UK
Oct 22, 2014 - Spanish solar project developer OPDE said Monday it has received planning permission to build an 18-MWp solar park in South East England.
The photovoltaic (PV) plant will be situated near the town of Iwade in Kent, with construction slated to begin in November. Once completed, the facility is anticipated to produce enough power to meet the demand of up to 5,400 UK households, OPDE estimates.
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, according to its website. In the UK, it plans to soon start building a 6.8-MWp PV plant in Kent and an 8.9-MWp facility in East Sussex, in line with its plan to install 100 MW of solar capacity by March 2015. Last month, the Spanish firm secured planning approval for a 10.8-MWp solar park in Somerset, South West England.
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