RWE buys minority stake in solar firm

German utility RWE has bought a minority stake in solar energy company Conergy. No details on the size of the stake were disclosed but the announcement is part of a larger $45 million (£30.5m) equity funding round led by Miami-based Kawa Capital Management which bought Conergy in 2013. Andree Stracke, board member of RWE Supply […]

RWE’s first UK solar plant grid-connected

A 37MW solar power plant has been successfully connected to the UK grid. The ground-mounted facility, which is RWE’s first in the UK, is located on a disused airfield at Kencot Hill and will produce enough electricity to power around 10,000 homes. Solar firm Conergy, which helped connect around 144,000 panels to the grid, will […]

Cupid strikes! Fall in love with this heart-shaped solar farm

A beautiful and eye-catching heart-shaped solar farm is to be built on the Pacific island of New Caledonia. The 2MW “Heart of New Caledonia”, which will be constructed by Conergy, is expected to generate enough electricity to power around 750 homes from next year. Commissioned by local beverage company Froico SA, the project will include […]

Welsh coal mine to be transformed into solar farm

A disused coal mine in Wales is to be transformed into a giant solar farm. Conergy will build a solar project capable of producing enough electricity to power 2,400 homes at Hendai Farm in South Wales. It used to be a coal mine which was closed in the late 1970s. The company will also construct […]

Philippines turns on first large-scale solar farm

The first utility-scale solar farm in the Philippines was officially switched on this week. Solar energy firm Conergy has completed the first phase of the 22MW facility, which is located close to the port of San Carlos City. Phase one features 13MW of power capacity but when completed the solar farm is expected to generate […]