Bosch Installs 5MW Solar Park Near Newquay

Just as the Government has confirmed that large scale solar power subsidies face drastic cuts, Bosch Solar has announced that work is underway on one of the UK's biggest solar PV parks.

Located in Trefullock, near Newquay, the five megawatt (MW) project will be grid connected in July. Designed, developed and maintained by Bosch Solar Energy, the 5MW project under construction is said to comprise around 21,000 c-Si M 60 monocrystalline solar modules, which, according to the company, will be enough to cover the electricity needs of 1,450 four-person households, equivalent to a saving of more than 2,900 tons of CO2 each year.

This news comes as the UK Department of Energy and Climate change announces deep cuts to the feed-in tariff rates for systems over 50kW. All projects over this size must be completed by 1 August if they are to receive the existing rate. Bosch is confident that the park will be online by then and will not be affected by the cuts made to the feed-in tariff scheme.

“We are delighted that we have had this opportunity to demonstrate what we can do, particularly in the UK solar market, which is still relatively young,” said Peter Schneidewind, sales director at Bosch Solar Energy.

“Photovoltaics are becoming increasingly important here. We’ll be seeing more and more solar systems in the future, particularly on the roofs of UK houses.”

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