RWE begins construction of its seven UK solar farms

13 March 2024

RWE has started construction on its seven planned solar farms in the UK, which together will have a combined capacity of 330MW of power and, at two of the sites, will also have a further 45MW of battery storage.

The projects are a result of RWE’s acquisition of JBM Solar in March 2023, who were one of the UK’s largest independent solar and co-located battery developers.

Contracts for Difference have been successfully secured for all the sites.

The first site is scheduled to become fully operational by the end of this year and the remainder will follow shortly after. The combined capacity of 330MW and 45MW of co-located battery storage (BESS) will be able to meet the electricity needs of approximately 140,000 UK homes.

The seven sites are:

  • Langford – 35MW solar + 35MW BESS
  • Claydon – 45MW solar +10MW BESS
  • Cotmoor – 50MW
  • Moreton Lane – 50MW
  • Doverdale – 50MW
  • Stoneshollow – 50MW
  • Ashorne – 50MW

RWE awarded contracts to two UK contractors, Ethical Power and Equans UK & Ireland, for the provision of engineering, procurement and construction services across the sites.

Tom Kneen, CEO and Founder of Ethical Power said: “We are proud to have been selected by RWE for this market-leading development where we’ll be able to showcase the full scope of our capabilities. Together with RWE, we will continue to drive the decarbonisation of the UK’s energy systems realising the immense potential of clean energy.”

Gregory Allouis, of Equans UK & Ireland, said: “We are very pleased to support RWE in the delivery of their UK ambitions through leveraging our expertise in energy engineering innovation in the solar market.  Across multiple projects, we will deploy diverse and state-of-the-art technologies that will provide the UK economy with clean energy produced locally. Furthermore, our works will benefit local communities and create jobs. There is no time to waste to fight global warming and, as engineers, it is our duty to play our part now.”

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