BayWa r.e. constructs 18 MW solar farm in Wales

German solar developer BayWa r.e., a subsidiary of BayWa AG, announced it commissioned an 18 megawatt solar power plant in the UK

German solar developer BayWa r.e., a subsidiary of BayWa AG, announced it commissioned an 18 megawatt solar power plant in the UK at the end of March. The company said its fourth solar farm in Whitland, Wales, was built and commissioned in nine weeks even after battling terrible weather. The farm features 69,000 polycrystalline modules that can help power an estimated 5,000 homes.

"The rapid implementation of the Whitland solar farm shows that our project team and technical know-how put us in an excellent position," Matthias Taft, managing director of BayWa r.e., said in a statement. "This enables us to finance even larger projects without difficulties. This in turn ensures commissioning on time."

The company has installed more than 40 MW of solar power capacity in the UK. In Suffolk, England, BayWa AG finished building a 19.5 MW solar farm in October 2013, PV Magazine reported. The fixed tilt solar photovoltaic plant was built on an unused airfield in Great Glemham. 

The company has more than 20 MW of solar farms scheduled to be constructed. 

More information on the solar power market in the UK can be found on PennEnergy Research

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