OPDE starts the construction of three new solar farms in UK


The multinational OPDE, who specialise in the development, construction and operation of photovoltaic farms, started construction works on three new photovoltaic plants located in England. The new installations will reach a combined capacity of 30 MW with an electrical generation sufficient to power 12.375 homes.

The new Solar farms are located near the towns of Colston Bassett, Nottinghamshire; Crewkerne, Somerset; and in Iwade near Sittingbourne, Kent. The three solar farms will be connected to the grid between December 2015 and March 2016, each plant will produce approximately 10,000 MWh per year.

The construction of the three new solar farms in England consolidates OPDE´s leadership in the development and operation of photovoltaic farms in United Kingdom. Once the new solar farms are connected to the grid, the company will have accumulated 69.8 MWp of installed photovoltaic capacity in the United Kingdom, distributed in seven projects, mostly located in the southern England.

“Our success in European markets has enabled us to expand significantly and undertake an internationalisation process, especially successful in United Kingdom, a country where we have developed and built seven outstanding photovoltaic farms of remarkable dimension. We are very proud of the results we have obtained in this market”, the multinational underlines.

The strenuous activity of OPDE in United Kingdom is part of the ambitious internationalisation plan of the company which accumulates the promotion and construction of 225 MW in solar photovoltaic farms located in Italy (48.8 MW), United Kingdom (69.8 MW) and Spain (105 MW). Furthermore, the company is currently active in Mexico, USA, and Chile and actually has 800 MW under development.