May 2, 2014 – Hanwha Q CELLS today announced the supply of more than 58,000 modules of its Q.PRO-G3 series for a 15MW solar farm near the U.K. east coast. The company has teamed up with U.K.'s Lark Energy who developed the so called "Ellough" power plant in the English eastern county of Suffolk. "We decided to use the Q CELLS Q.PRO-G3 modules, because Hanwha Q CELLS delivers high yields, premium quality and financial stability," said Paul Adams, Lark Energy's Deputy Managing Director. The British solar firm focuses on financing, developing and installing large scale, commercial solar projects. Lark Energy's sister company Deepings Building & Plumbing Supplies provided the Q CELLS modules, inverters and cables and Armstrong Energy arranged the finance for the project at very short notice. After supply of the modules in March and successful installation and connection, the solar farm meets the country's March 2014 ROC deadline. The 15MW plant is expected to provide clean solar power for around 4,400 local households while saving around 10,400 tonnes of CO2 emissions per year. The financial terms of the supply agreement were not disclosed.
"The UK is likely to become the No. 1 European PV market in 2014 and British customers increasingly value premium quality products securing reliable and long-term yields," said Hanwha Q CELLS' director of sales for UK, Ireland and Scandinavia, Jonathan Goose. "In this context we are glad to supply our 'Engineered in Germany' solar modules for yet another PV project in the country and to contribute to the government's aim of making solar energy central to the country's renewable energy expansion." In March the NPD Solarbuzz market researcher raised its 2014 forecast for the UK market from 2.27 to 2.5GW of new PV capacity. The UK Ministry of Energy and Climate Change published its new solar strategy in April.