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ReneSola in 69MW PV deal for UK solar farms

China solar developer signs agreement with Lightsource to supply 69.5MW of PV modules to power UK homes

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The modules supplied from ReneSola are expected to generate enough clean electricity to power over 23,000 UK households

Chinese solar products supplier ReneSola has signed a 69.5MW deal to provide PV modules for solar farms in the UK. ReneSola has signed the supply deal with Lightsource Renewable Energy, the UK's largest solar energy generator. The modules supplied from ReneSola are expected to generate enough clean electricity to power over 23,000 UK households.

ReneSola's chief executive officer, Mr Xianshou Li, said the company's PV modules are suitable for the UK climate.

He said: "The quality of glass allows our PV modules to reach relatively high electricity production levels, particularly with regard to diffused light, which is characteristic of the cloudy and overcast conditions often seen in the UK."

Mr. Xianshou Li added: "We have been working with Lightsource for almost three years now, highlighted by this year's significantly large order of modules. We are confident that our high-efficiency modules will enable Lightsource solar farms to operate at peak performance."

He also added with the company's presence in the UK, particularly during a time of regulatory uncertainty, ReneSola was able to mobilise up to 15 MWp of delivery per week to its UK customers.

Ms Kareen Boutonnat, Lightsource's managing director, said: "Our solar farms need to perform to the highest standards and we recognise that China is a global leader in the production of the most efficient modules. The scale of investment into facilities, research and carbon reductions by China is currently unrivalled. Such growth and investment into the British PV module manufacturing industry remains to be seen."

She added: "We are pleased with the quality of ReneSola's solar modules and with the company's proactive support during the period of anti-dumping uncertainty. We are confident their modules will benefit our operations and hope to establish a long-lasting relationship that will help grow the UK solar market further."