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Contract signed for Kencot Hill solar farm

23 Apr 14 Conergy has been awarded a contract by RWE to build a 37 MW solar plant on an abandoned airfield in Oxfordshire.

It is RWE’s first investment in the UK solar energy market.

The 129-acre site is a disused airfield – formerly RAF Broadwell – at Kencot Hill near Brize Norton.

Conergy will mount 144,000 panels to the ground. Once connected, towards the end of this summer, the plant should produce enough electricity to power 10,000 homes. Hedgerows will be reinforced to hide much of the site from public view.

RWE Supply & Trading has an agreement to sell the solar farm once complete to Foresight Solar Fund Ltd, a LSE-listed fund managed by Foresight Group, a UK-based infrastructure asset manager.

Conergy has already installed 68MW of solar capacity in the first three months of this year.

Conergy COO Alexander Gorski said: “Conergy has worked on large solar plants worldwide with a combined capacity of 600MW and we are proud to have been selected by RWE for its first solar project in the UK, which will be one of the largest in the country.”

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