OPDE, a multinational solar power company specializing in the development, investment, construction and operation of solar photovoltaic plants, has started construction of a new 6.9 MWp solar farm near Ashford in Kent, U.K.
The new solar power project represents a total investment of over $11 million and should be connected to the power grid by December. The photovoltaic plant will comprise about 27,000 solar modules and will generate enough electricity to meet the equivalent annual demand of about 1,850 homes in the U.K.
The new plant in Hothfield adds to the 8.9 MWp solar farm in East Sussex, a project announced in October. In addition, in April this year, construction of a 12 MWp plant began in Alresford, Hampshire, which confirms the group has an active and successful U.K. development pipeline.
In addition to this presence in the U.K. market, OPDE is also active in the development, investment and operation of new solar farms in several markets across the world including, among others, Mexico and Brazil.