Conergy adding 18MW in UK

Conergy will build two solar farms in the UK.

The German company is acquiring the projects - a 13.5MW development on the site of a disused coal mine in South Wales and a 4.45MW development in southwest England - from Solar Securities.

As part of efforts to regenerate the Welsh Valleys, Caerphilly County Borough Council has granted planning permission for the 13-hectare site to be used as a solar farm for 35 years.

At the smaller site, near Newquay in Cornwall, the eight-hectare plot has 25 years' planning permission from Cornwall County Council and a 35-year lease.

The projects, due to be completed this year, are part of 76MW that Conergy has under construction in the UK.