The plant is located near the village of Hothfield, near Ashford (Kent), and it represents a total investment of over £7 million. In October, the company announced it would begin construction of an 8.9MW solar farm in Eastbourne, East Sussex, on the south coast of England.
The solar farm will generate enough electricity to provide for 1,850 homes and avoid the emission of 62,300 tonnes of CO2 during its lifetime.
November 3, 2014. – OPDE, a multinational solar company specialising in the development, investment, construction and operation of solar photovoltaic plants, has started construction of a new 6.9 MWp solar farm near Ashford in Kent.
The new solar farm represents a total investment of over £7 million and is scheduled to be connected to the electricity network by December. The PV plant will comprise approximately 27,000 solar modules and will generate enough electricity to meet the equivalent annual demand of approximately 1,850 homes in the UK.
The new plant in Hothfield adds to the 8.9MWp solar farm in East Sussex, a project announced in October. In addition, in April this year, construction of a 12MWp plant began in Alresford, Hampshire, which confirms the Group has an active and successful UK development pipeline.
In addition to this strong presence in the UK market, OPDE is also very active in the development, investment and operation of new solar farms in several markets across the world including, among others, Mexico and Brazil.