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May 11, 2014

Shunfeng, Greenfield to jointly build 900MW solar PV projects in UK

Chinese firm Shunfeng Photovoltaic International has collaborated with Greenfield Solar International to jointly develop 900MW of solar projects in the UK.

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As part of the collaboration, Shunfeng will supply PV inverters to the projects, while Greenfield will provide engineering, procurement and construction services.

The firms have agreed to procure solar PV panels from Wuxi Suntech for the projects that are expected to be in the 10MW – 40MW range.

Wuxi will supply its 60 cell polycrystalline modules for the projects, which will deliver a combined capacity of approximately 400MW in 2014 and 500MW in 2015.

Wuxi CEO Eric Luo said the UK aims to produce around 30% of its electricity from renewable sources by 2020.

Luo said, "Record pollution levels are hitting London and the south of England today. We are teaming with Greenfield to help the UK end its dependence on polluting fossil energy sources and are eager to help turn the UK’s aggressive renewable energy targets into a near-term reality.

"The UK aims to produce around 30% of its electricity from renewable sources by 2020."

"Solar is one of the fastest generation assets that you can build, which is why the UK is a prime market for Suntech products."

Shunfeng Photovoltaic International chairman Zhang Yi said, "Based on Suntech’s strong market presence in the solar cell and solar module market in Europe, the cooperation with Greenfield can strengthen the sales channel and secure orders for our solar products and entrench our market position in the global PV market."

Image: Average size of the proposed solar PV projects would be in the 10-40MW range. Photo: courtesy of njaj/


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