Just a few months after the 5.3 megawatt large-scale power plant in Murcia was connected to the grid, Conergy’s long-standing Spanish partner Solaer has once again turned to the system supplier’s quality and experience to help it take the plunge in the UK market. For its first major 5 megawatt project in the UK, the Spanish company has installed more than 21,000 Conergy PH solar modules. The solar power plant is located in the village of Eastcott near Bude in Cornwall, and it will produce around 5.3 million kilowatt hours of solar power each year – enough to supply more than half the population of the Bude area with environmentally sound electricity. At the same time, the solar park will prevent more than 4 million pounds of harmful CO2 emissions.
“This project is a great example of how cross-border solar partnerships can really work,” says Luis Jimenez Gutierrez, Managing Director of Conergy Spain. “We are delighted that our long-time partners Solaer have relied on our expertise to assist them in entering the UK market and that our partnership is moving forward so successfully. Conergy has been active in the UK market for some years and has already installed some large-scale plants, including a 5 megawatt installation in Hawton that at the time was Britain’s biggest solar park.”
Ignacio Arganza, Managing Director of Solaer, adds: “Conergy has in-depth knowledge of the UK solar market. This knowhow and our excellent experience of working with Conergy products were deciding factors for us. It’s good to have Conergy as an experienced partner and expert at our side on whom we can rely on 100% at all times – especially when we’re working on this important first project in a new market.”
Conergy delivers solar energy systems from a single source. As a system supplier, Conergy offers all components for a solar installation as well as all related services.
With its portfolio of modules, inverters and mounting systems, the solar expert creates Conergy System Technology, which is efficient solar energy systems for private or commercial rooftops, as well as for multi-Megawatt Parks.
Conergy System Services deliver a “Worry-Free Package” for Conergy solar installations – from “A“ for architectural planning to “Y“ for yield insurance and “Z“ for zero trouble. Conergy’s experts not only install on-site turn-key solar projects, but they also manage the planning and financing, project implementation, system monitoring, operation and on-going maintenance of the project for maximum performance. With this comprehensive technology and service package, Conergy offers yield insurance for its installations.
Conergy System Sales brings Conergy premium products to more than 40 countries. From “A” for Australia to “T” for Tunisia – the solar expert supports homeowners, installers, wholesalers and investors in their efforts to “go solar”. With sales activities on five continents, Conergy has close relationships with all its customers. In 2011, around three quarters of Conergy’s sales were generated outside of Germany.
Listed on the Frankfurt stock exchange, Conergy employs around 1,300 people worldwide. Since Conergy’s founding in 1998, it has produced and sold 2 GW of clean solar energy. Thus, in 2011 Conergy solar installations have generated more power than a nuclear reactor.