In big news for the large-scale solar market, independent project developer TGC Renewables has begun work on a 2.9MW solar farm in Devon.
After receiving planning permission and successfully completing a funding round, TGC Renewables is now ploughing ahead with what will be among the largest developments in the South West.
TGC is one of the first solar developers to go ahead with large-scale projects since the feed-in tariff was cut in August 2011. Back then, when incentive rates were dramatically reduced for systems over 50kW, many said the large-scale solar market had been killed. Now, with more than 25MW of solar and wind development on the horizon, TGC proves otherwise.
Rob Denman, Director, said: “With the agricultural community under increasing financial and economic pressure, solar and wind installations provide a key mechanism for not just producing regular and sustainable clean energy, but also a valuable and reliable source of income for a 20 or 25 year period.
“For the UK farming and agricultural community, this opportunity to diversify existing revenue and be part of the UK’s renewables future is very attractive.”