Conergy to build UK PV for RWE

Conergy has secured an engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) contract to build RWE’s first solar project in the UK, a 37MW PV plant in southern England.

Kencot Hill solar farm will be constructed on a 129-acre site on a disused airfield 30km from Oxford.

The 144,000-module ground-mounted plant will produce enough electricity to power 10,000 homes, and is due to be connected towards the end of this summer.

The solar project follows 68MW of new PV capacity built by Conergy in the UK in the first three months of this year.

Once constructed, RWE Supply & Trading, the energy trading house of the German utility, has an agreement to sell the solar farm to Foresight Solar Fund.