Our first installation with a 132 kV substation.

The Canworthy facility connected its 40.7 MWp to the grid on December 4, 2014. To date it is Solaer Group’s largest project and one of the largest in the UK; one that was designed, promoted, funded and built by the Solaer Group.

The project was developed under the 1.4 Renewable Obligation Certificate (ROC) compensation scheme. It was delivered ahead of schedule, after ten months of planning and synchronisation, including construction of the 123kV substation required for a park of this size.

These figures describe the magnitude of this project: 21 Power Electronics Freesun invertors, 157,982 Jinko solar panels, almost 900 km of cable, more than 6 km of fencing and over 300 km of aluminium sections supplied by our supplier and associate, MFV.

The Canworthy project demonstrates Solaer’s team’s ability to solve complex, major projects. We have proved to ourselves that we can tackle even larger photovoltaic systems.

Country: United Kingdom
Peak power (MWp): 40,7 MW
Solar hours: 970
M2: 750.000
Estimated return: 9,44%
Location: Canworthy Water
Year connected: 2014
Peak power (MWp):

The maximum electrical power that the facility can generate under standard conditions. The peak power is not the maximum power that a facility can generate; if the standard conditions are surpassed then it can generate more power than the peak power.

Solar hours (Kwh/Kwp):

The energy generated per unit of power. It depends on the physical and environmental factors of the area and the facility itself.

M2

The total area occupied by the facility. The extent of the area depends on the inclination and separation of the panels to avoid shade and the technology used.

Estimated return

It is an estimate made from the total cost of the installation and the estimated annual revenue based on the number of solar hours set and the data available the year it is connected. Depreciation costs, increases due to the aging of installation, maintenance costs, fees and other taxes are not taken into account.