227 MW Of PV Solar Systems Were Connected In March Alone

33MW solar power plant.

Kompulsa | Science And Energy Library: A 33 MW array of solar panels. This is enough to power 2,750 homes (assuming an average capacity factor of 25%, so cloudy weather and night-time have already been factored in).
Image obtained with thanks from Lightsource Renewable Energy.

By Nicholas Brown.

In March alone, Lightsource Renewable Energy connected 26 photovoltaic solar farms amounting to 227 MW in the United Kingdom. This was done just in time, as the U.K.’s renewable subsidies program for large-scale solar systems was going to be terminated on April 1.

The U.K. photovoltaic solar market has been enjoying a ‘boom’ (as PV-Tech put it), and it saw record-breaking growth in the first quarter of 2014.

Below, Nick Boyle, the CEO of Lightsource describes the company’s record-breaking month, and how they used helicopters to squeeze 16 solar system connections into one week.

Source: PV-Tech.

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