Armstrong Energy Global connects its first solar power plant in India

Armstrong Energy Global Limited today connected its first solar power plant at Rajahmundry, in Andhra Pradesh. The site has a capacity of 1MWp, and was built using Canadian Solar panels on a tracking system. The electricity generated is being sold to an industrial customer under a long-term power purchase agreement.

The Company will shortly start to expand the power plant to 5MWp, and has already purchased the land for this extension.

Ramnath Nandakumar, the Managing Director of Armstrong Energy Global said, “This is a milestone day for the company. It has taken two years to get here, but we have delivered on the project exactly as we said that we would. And this is just the first step for the Company, as we try and meet our target of installing 1GWp of solar pv in India by 2020.”

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Construction starts of 18 MWp solar park in Northamptonshire

UK Solar (Hartwell) LLP today purchased the rights for an 18 MWp solar farm at Hartwell in Northamptonshire from Lark Energy.

The solar farm will be built by Lark Energy, one of the UK’s leading developers, and contractors in the UK solar market, and will use panels manufactured by Q-Cells. It is expected that the plant will be fully operational by the end of 2014.

UK Solar (Hartwell) LLP is advised by Armstrong Energy.

Planning permission received for 22 MWp solar farm in Oxfordshire

South Oxfordshire District Council today approved a 22 MWp solar farm at Chalgrove being co-developed by Armstrong Energy.

Steve Mahon, a co-founder of Armstrong Energy said, “This is an exciting project. This will be our largest solar farm yet. There is a lot of work to do over the next few weeks, but we are confident that the farm can be built before 31 March 2015.”