Oct 1, 2014 - German engineering company ib Vogt GmbH said yesterday it had hooked to the grid the 37.8-MWp Crundale solar park in Pembrokeshire, southwestern Wales.
The project was developed jointly with Solafields Ltd and was built by Vogt Solar. The construction process was implemented in eight weeks and the grid connection occurred on September 12. The plant comprises 147,672 modules that will be able to generate over 38 GWh of electricity per year, enough to power more than 11,000 local households.
A portion of the construction funding was provided by the German company and the rest came from the institutional investors that bought the project, ib Vogt noted.
The company and its solar unit have built and financed more than 20 solar parks in the UK since 2011, with a combined capacity surpassing 220 MWp. An additional 45 MWp of solar capacity is currently being deployed and even more projects are to start in the final quarter of 2014, it said.