Trina Solar selected to deploy an additional capacity at England's Wymeswold solar farm

2.2MWp extension represents a 7% increase in capacity at the UK-based solar plant, bringing it up to 34.4MWp.

Trina Solar Limited has been selected by solar energy specialist Foresight Group LLP to supply a 2.2MW extension to Wymeswold Solar Farm, a large-scale PV installation at a former RAF airfield in Leicestershire, UK. 

The Wymeswold plant, which is owned by Foresight Solar Fund Limited and managed by Foresight Group, was the first operational plant acquired by Foresight Solar Fund Limited in November 2013 at 32.2MWp, with a ROC accreditation of 2.0ROCs. This 2.2MWp extension represents a 7% increase in capacity at the plant, bringing it up to 34.4MWp, and was connected to the grid before the 31 March 2015 deadline for 1.4ROC accreditation. (Note: This 2.2MWp extension at 1.4ROCs does not affect the 2.0ROC accreditation obtained for the initial capacity installed.)
“We were delighted to have been selected by Foresight to deliver a further 2.2MW of our high-performance PV modules to the Wymeswold solar plant," said Richard Rushin, UK sales manager at Trina Solar. "This particular site is significant, in that it is a very strong example of how solar farms can generate large amounts of clean energy without disrupting their environments. The airfield’s racetrack is still in use, while sheep graze between and around the panels. The PV modules that we previously installed are performing extremely well and, with the addition of the extra modules, we fully expect to build on this success.”

Wymeswold forms a part of the Prestwold Estate in Leicestershire, England, and consists of more than 1,000 hectares of farmland, parkland and the airfield. Trina Solar initially installed 137,000 of its TSM-PC05A ground-mounted poly-crystalline Honey Modules1 to the site in March 2013, generating enough clean energy to power 8,000 homes in the local vicinity.
  1. Trina Solar’s TSM-PC05A poly-crystalline Honey Modules provide excellent performance, even in challenging weather conditions, with a power output range of 250-260W, making it a suitable panel for large-scale installations.The modules maximise space by enabling high levels of efficiency and excellent performance, even in low light conditions.

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