BayWa r.e. constructs 19.5 MWp solar farm at Great Glemham


BayWa r.e. renewable energy GmbH (BayWa r.e.) is currently constructing a solar farm with a total output of 19.5 MWp at the disused Parham Airfield in Great Glemham, Suffolk. Polycrystalline modules from Trina and Yingli will be used for the fixed tilt PV plant.

Construction work at the Great Glemham Solar Farm is scheduled for completion in October. The plant will be able to generate around 19,000,000 kWh per annum, which will be enough to supply approximately 5000 average British households with renewable energy. Over a 20 year period, this means CO2 reductions of around 277,000 t.

Currently, BayWa r.e. has a total of almost 40 MWp solar capacity under construction in the UK and a further 10 MWp due to commence shortly. In addition, the company has scheduled projects with at least the same capacity again for 2014. In parallel, it is expanding its network of local project developers and service providers.

About BayWa r.e. renewable energy GmbH

BayWa r.e. renewable energy GmbH, a 100% subsidiary of BayWa AG (Munich), is responsible for BayWa group’s renewable energy business. BayWa r.e. was founded in 2009 and acts as a holding company for various business interests in the areas of solar, wind energy, bio-energy and geothermal energy.

BayWa r.e.’s business activities range from project development and realisation to retail and consulting services. The company covers the entire spectrum of technical plant support services. If desired, it can also undertake the commercial and technical operations management of plants. The company has an international focus with its core markets in Europe and the USA.

BayWa AG, Munich, is a listed trading company operating on an international platform. Its main business sectors are agriculture, construction material and energy.