EV Wind – Sonnedix begins construction of its largest UK photovoltaic plant

Sonnedix, a global renewable energy producer with over 3 GW operating capacity, has begun the construction of Cowley Complex, the largest plant in its 300 MW UK portfolio. The 120 MW ground-mounted solar photovoltaic (PV) plant is set to become one of the largest solar PV plants in the UK once completed in 3Q25.

Cowley Complex, located in County Durham, is made up of three connected sites of 60 MW, 43 MW and 17 MW. Once operational, it will supply roughly 124 600 MWh of renewable electricity per year, enough to power 35 000 UK homes and avoid almost 48 000 tpy of carbon dioxide emissions.

With this construction, Sonnedix continues to advance its position and growth in the UK solar market with the ambition of playing a leading role in the UK’s transition to renewable energies. Not only is Sonnedix supporting the country to meet its net zero goals through provision of clean and affordable energy in the UK, but also by deploying green jobs. The Cowley plant is being built by EPC contractor Ameresco Sunel Energy Ltd, contributing to the local economy by providing over 100 green jobs in the area.

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