NextEnergy Solar Fund (NESF) has finally began construction of its delayed 36-MW Whitecross solar park project in Lincolnshire, UK.
The photovoltaic (PV) farm will be installed without using any subsidies. Its construction, originally planned to commence in the second half of 2021, was put off due to the market volatility and supply chain hurdles caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.
The Whitecross plant is expected to fire up in the first quarter of 2023. It will be equipped with JinkoSolar bi-facial PV modules, enough to supply around 10,000 homes per year.
Gemec UK Ltd is the engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) contractor for the project.
Once in operation, the solar park will lift NextEnergy Solar Fund’s installed zero-subsidy solar PV capacity to roughly 100 MW and bring it closer to its 150-MW target, it noted.
Image credit: NESF
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