The scheme at Manor Farm in Eggington, near Leighton Buzzard in Bedfordshire, was successfully connected under Britain’s Renewables Obligation program.
With a total installed capacity of 5MWp, the plant will supply enough electricity for around 1,400 homes, and save up to 2,362 tons of CO2 emissions each year.
Naturally well screened, the site creates minimum visual impact and will generate clean electricity for 25 years - after which the land will be returned to its normal use.
Kareen Boutonnat, Managing Director for Lightsource, said: “We were delighted to work with ET Solutions in building this 5MWp solar power project, the latest asset to our growing operational portfolio.”
With a large team of 350 full-time specialists, Lightsource can take care of the entire lifetime of a scheme, from design and planning through to installation and ongoing maintenance.
The company is Europe’s largest supplier of solar energy and is still looking for more sites to develop.
All that’s needed is more than 30 acres of land (including brownfield) that’s not within an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB).
Kareen added: “Solar remains a viable option for landowners and forms an important part of the UK’s energy mix. We have an unrivalled track record in obtaining planning permission and securing connection and we would urge anyone interested in developing a site to get in touch.”
Dennis She, ET Solar’s President and CEO, said: “By developing and building many MW-scale solar power plants in the UK, we have established a strong market presence in this country. Together with Lightsource, our focus is on delivering turnkey solar energy solutions and green solar electricity to the UK market.”