OPDE connects the second stage of three photovoltaic parks in England, which will be owned by local communities

28 June 2016

With a total capacity of 15MW, the projects were constructed by the company, increasing the number of projects built and connected in the last quarter of 2015 and are located in the counties of Kent, Lancashire, and Somerset.

OPDE, a multinational company specialized in the development, investment and operation of photovoltaic plants, has announced the connection of three new photovoltaic plants built by the company in England, which will reach a total of 15 MW of capacity, generating the equivalent of the consumption of approximately 6,000 homes.

Specifically, the parks, with 5 MW of power each, are located in Stittingbourne (County of Kent); Langar (Lancashire) and Crewkerne, in the County of Sommerset. All three parks have already been connected to the electricity grid and are fully operational..

The connection of the parks comes weeks after OPDE obtained the license for the construction of a new 5 MW photovoltaic plant in England located in the county of Cumbria. The company emphasizes that these projects show that its commitment to the United Kingdom is giving remarkable results for the company. “For us it is a strategic market in which we are consolidating our presence with the accumulation of almost 90MWp photovoltaic promoted,” they said.

The British government has set itself the goal of reaching 20 gigawatts of photovoltaic energy by 2020, giving a significant boost to this sector. “Our experience with the promotion and construction of more than 240 MWp in solar plants and another 800 MW under development is being very well valued in the British market for which we will continue to invest in the coming months,” said OPDE. OPDE projects are present in Italy, Spain, the United Kingdom, Mexico, the United States and Chile, among other countries