The pipeline of large-scale, ground-mount, utility-based solar farms in the UK reached 7.31GW at the end of March 2020, consisting of 357 sites of 250kW and above. Of this, 245 sites are rated 5MW and above, adding up to 7.17GW. Over 1GW of new projects were added to the pipeline during the first three months of 2020. This article summarises the breakdown of the 7.31GW of pipeline capacity in the UK, and looks at how the current changes impacting the domestic and global economy are offering a window for potential site suppliers (EPCs, sub-contractors, and module, inverter and mounting/tracking) to get a full overview of site stakeholders leading into the expected rebound in build activity later in 2020 and especially during 2021.
Solar Portal 3rd April 2020 read more »