PFALZSOLAR BUILDS FIRST SOLAR POWER PLANT IN UKLudwigshafen , 17.11.14
But it’s not only the advantageous climate conditions that have convinced Pfalzsolar to expand their project business from Germany to Great Britain. ”The general conditions for large-scale projects are perfect” says Thomas Kercher. “Legal certainty, a clear compensation structure and mostly transparent approval processes – those are, from our point of view, the most important requirements for an international expansion. In UK, we find a full satisfaction of those requirements” This is one of the main reasons why Pfalzsolar is currently planning the realization of further solar projects in UK in 2015.
“Hayford Farm II” is going to be built near another huge solar park, which was also erected in 2014. As EPC, Pfalzsolar takes on the complete turnkey construction of the project on behalf of a joint venture of the British companies Green Power Investment Holdings Limited and Solar Ventures Limited. At the beginning of the upcoming year, the solar power plant shall feed power into the grid. To ensure a smooth running at the construction site as well as the commissioning date, Pfalzsolar already implemented preliminary construction measures such as fence making and driveways in October. “Since more than ten years, we successfully realize large-scale projects in Germany. Our know-how and our high quality standards have been crucial for differencing our company from international competitors in this project.” Explains Thomas Kercher. The affiliation of Pfalzsolar to a regional German energy supplier also played a central role in this process. “Security as well as reliability are extremely important for our British partners” emphasizes Kercher.