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1.4 MW solar farm opens in Cornwall, UK

Lightsource Renewable Energy has installed and commissioned a 1.4 MW solar photovoltaic (PV) farm at Wheal Jane, Cornwall, UK.

By Renewable Energy Focus staff

The solar PV installation consists of 5680 panels expected to produce just over 1.4 GWh annually.

Conor McGuigan, Head of Planning, Lightsource Renewable Energy, says: “It’s fantastic to see our first solar farm in the South West operational. It’s been a race against the clock to get it connected to the grid by the end of the month. Cornwall Council, Western Power Distribution, Wheal Jane Group, 35 Degrees, Solarcentury and the local suppliers have all played a significant role in making this happen.

“While it’s been disappointing that the Government has decided not to support the large scale solar sector going forward, the solar farms developed this summer will play a critical role in the supply of green energy in the UK. We look forward to helping building owners develop solar projects from this point.”

The solar farm is said to be the first of many renewable energy projects planned at the site of a reclaimed mine.

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