The plant is located near the village of Eastbourne, in East Sussex. Over £7, 9 million investment, forming part of OPDE's UK development pipeline of over 200 MW. The solar farm will generate enough electricity to provide for 2,640 homes and avoid the emission of 88,000 tonnes of CO2 during its lifetime. The plant is scheduled to be connected to the electricity network by this December. OPDE is on track to meet its objective of connecting 100 MW of photovoltaic capacity by March 2015.
October 27 2014. – OPDE, a multinational solar company specialising in the development, investment, construction and operation of solar photovoltaic plants, has begun construction of a new 8.9 MWp solar farm near Eastbourne, in East Sussex.
"Today is an important step towards meeting our objective of connecting 100MW of PV capacity by March 2015," said OPDE's head of UK development, "this project is part of an active and successful UK development pipeline including a 12 MWp solar farm, which was successfully connected in March 2014, and 6,9 MWp solar farm in Hothfield where construction is due commence imminently."
OPDE has obtained also the planning consent for a new 18MWp solar farm located near the town of Iwade in Kent, England; and the planning consent obtained for a 10.8MWp solar farm in Crewkerne, Somerset.
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.