Martifer Solar, a subsidiary of Martifer SGPS, has connected a 7.3MW solar PV plant to the grid in the UK.
The project was successfully connected ahead of the 1.3 Renewable Obligations Certificate (ROC) deadline. The project is located in Sittingbourne, Kent, which is situated about 72 kilometers southeast of London.
The PV plant was fully developed and built by Martifer Solar and the company will be responsible for the subsequent operation and maintenance (O&M) service. The construction of the 7.3 MW project was completed within 8 weeks, which is aligned with the company’s track record and time-to-power capabilities. Following the company’s business model, the PV plant will be sold to a third party investor.
Martifer Solar completed the PV plant on an area of approximately 121,406 m2, using 27,874 modules installed on fixed structures. The 7.3 MW plant is expected to produce an estimated 7,326 MWh/year. With this production capacity, the plant will offset 630 tons of carbon dioxide on an annual basis, which is sufficient energy to power more than 500 inhabitants in the county of Kent. At this time with an impending energy supply crisis in the UK, the additional capacity being connected to the grid will help to diversify the country’s energy mix.