Solar firms “desperate” over EU’s Chinese import tariff

An ‘emergency’ tariff on all solar panels imported from China was brought in by the EU last week, prompting concern from solar firms. EU Trade Commissioner, Karel de Gucht introduced the 11% tariff despite a majority voting against such a move in the European Commission recently. There are reports the tariff will be increased to […]

‘UK’s largest solar farm’ up and running

A £35 million solar farm (pictured) in Leicestershire, believed to be the largest in the UK, has successfully been connected to the National Grid. The 34MW project at a former World War II airfield, Wymeswold, in Leicestershire consists of 130,000 solar panels covering an area of 150 acres. Jonathan Selwyn, Managing Director of Lark Energy, […]

Former World War II airfield home to UK’s largest solar farm

A former World War II airfield in Leicestershire will soon be home to what is believed will end up as the UK’s largest solar farm. Lark Energy secured planning permission last week for the 32MW farm at Wymeswold Airfield, with building expected to begin at the end of the month. The £35 million project will […]