BayWa r.e. completes the Forest Heath solar farm in England

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Construction work carried out by BayWa r.e. renewable energy GmbH (BayWa r.e.) at the Forest Heath solar farm near Cambridge is now complete. The 4.8 MWp plant, with on-site grid connection, was commissioned on the 4th February.

Around 19,000 polycrystalline modules were installed on the site, which extends to some 10 ha. Annual power generation is forecast to be 4.55 mill. kWh, which is enough to supply around 1200 households with green energy.

To date, BayWa r.e. has installed solar farms with an overall capacity of 42.2 MWp and wind farms of around 45MW across Great Britain and has a significant pipeline of projects at various stages of development.

BayWa r.e. renewable energy GmbH:

BayWa r.e. renewable energy GmbH, a wholly owned subsidiary of BayWa AG, is responsible for the BayWa Group's renewable energy business. BayWa r.e. was founded in 2009 and is based in Munich. It acts as a holding company for various business interests in the areas of solar energy, wind power, bio-energy and geothermal energy.

BayWa r.e.'s business activities range from project development and realisation to PV trade and consultation services. The company covers the entire spectrum of technical plant support services, including maintenance. It can also undertake the commercial operations management of plants. The range of services also includes trading in biomethane and the sale of eco power. The company has an international focus with its core markets in Europe and the USA.

BayWa AG, also based in Munich, is a listed trading company with an international focus. Core business sectors include agriculture, construction and energy.