Hanwha Q CELLS, has put the 8.1MW “Tower Hill” solar farm into operation in South Gloucestershire, in the Southwest of England.

Hanwha Q CELLS, owner of the project rights for the Tower Hill farm, managed the EPC (Engineering, Procurement, Construction) and will be responsible for O&M (Operations & Maintenance).

Only eight weeks after construction started in January 2015, the solar farm was fully constructed, grid connected and put into operation in March 2015 – on time to operate under the 1.4 ROC scheme.

Thus, Hanwha Q CELLS is adding the Tower Hill PV plant to its portfolio of self-owned, successfully built and operating solar power plants in the United Kingdom, which now adds up to a total of 53 MW.

30,650 modules constructed and grid-connected in only 8 weeks due to modular construction method

The 8.1MW Tower Hill solar park is comprised of around 30,650 of Q CELLS’ high quality Q.PRO-G3 PV modules with power classes of 265W. The park has been built in Hanwha Q CELLS´ modular construction scheme, which enables faster construction and grid connection and thus earlier returns on investment. The park is expected to produce around 8 MWh of clean energy per year, enough to power more than 2.400 average households in England. Thus the park will save approximately 4.100 tons of carbon dioxide per year.

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Mauro Di Fiore, Vice President Global EPC / Utility at Hanwha Q CELLS said: “We are very happy to add the Tower Hill solar park to our portfolio of timely built, successfully operating and fully owned PV parks in the UK, which now total 53 MW. This latest park further evidences that Hanwha Q CELLS is the right partner for reliable power plant solutions that pay off.”

Derick Lila
Derick is a Clark University graduate—and Fulbright alumni with a Master's Degree in Environmental Science, and Policy. He has over a decade of solar industry research, marketing, and content strategy experience.

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