Renewable Energy Magazine – Sonnedix starts construction of 300 MW UK solar PV portfolio
Global renewable energy producer Sonnedix has started construction of a 300 MW portfolio of five solar PV projects which will contribute to the UK’s supply of secure and clean electricity, generating approximately 300,000 MWh of renewable electricity per year, enough to power 85,000 UK homes and avoid 58,000 metric tons of CO2 emissions annually.
The portfolio is 100 percent contracted under the UK Government’s Contracts for Difference (CfD) scheme, allocation rounds AR4 and AR5, providing long-term price stability and revenue certainty. CfDs provide a guaranteed price for electricity via 15-year contracts with the Low Carbon Contracts Company.
It consists of five ground-mounted solar PV plants across England, including Cowley Complex (County Durham); Gonerby Solar (Lincolnshire); Winkburn Solar Farm (Nottinghamshire); Gammaton Solar (North Devon), and Lawns Solar (Lancashire). They range in size from 120 MW to 20 MW and are being built by Ameresco Sunel Energy Ltd.
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Renewable Energy Magazine
By Robin Whitlock