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ET Solar enters UK market and starts to build 8.4MWp PV plant

China solar solutions provider announces move into UK market and starts to construct large-scale PV power plant in South West England in line with 80MWp target

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ET Solar’s 8.4MWp ground-mounted PV power plant is under construction in Somerset, South West England

Chinese PV solutions provider ET Solar has announced it has entered into the UK market and started to construct a large-scale PV power plant in South West England. The 8.4MWp ground-mounted PV power plant is under construction in Somerset, South West England, and is expected to be grid-connected before the end of March this year. ET Solar said the PV project is in line with the company’s 2014 target to meet 80MWp of solar power in the UK.

ET Solar, which has headquarters based in Nanjing, China, and is attending UK event Ecobuild this week, said it has acquired the rights to construct the PV power plant from a local developer. ET Solar also acts as the full EPC service provider for the PV plant. It will be accredited under 1.6 Renewables Obligation Certificates (ROCs), which are green certificates issued to operators.  

In line with its UK target of 80 MWp for 2014, ET Solar said it is also in the process of acquiring another 8.4 MWp PV project, which is set to start later this month.  

Dennis She, ET Solar president and CEO, said: “This UK market entry represents a significant achievement for our system business. With our EPC execution and financing capabilities, we are well positioned to further grow our business in this new market. ”  

ET Solar is the latest Chinese solar firm to announce it is developing a PV project in South West England this week. RET reported JA Solar will supply high-efficiency PV modules to British Solar Renewables to build a solar power project in the South West of the UK on Monday.