Conergy Global

37MW Solar Farm
Kencot Hill, United Kingdom

Conergy was contracted by RWE Supply & Trading, the energy trading house of European utility RWE Group, to complete full EPC services and connect the 37MWp solar power plant to the grid.

Located on a disused airfield at Kencot Hill, the new power plant is already producing enough electricity to supply 10,000 homes in the local area. Conergy will continue to operate and maintain the plant after its ownership is transferred to Foresight Solar Fund Limited, a LSE-listed fund managed by Foresight Group.

The Kencot Hill site is well screened from the area’s busy neighbouring roads, after Conergy planted 15 acres of woodland, and installed and reinforced two miles of hedgerows. The solar farm has planning permission for twenty-four years, after which the land must be returned to its original use. In that time, it is expected to avoid the release of a quarter of a million tonnes of greenhouse gases.