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Go-ahead for new Cornish power plant

Solar module manufacturer Solon SE is to build a 1.3MWp solar power plant in Cornwall, it has announced.

The company said it would start the project near Bissoe after reaching an agreement with developer 35 Degrees Ltd.

According to Solar, the new power plant could be the first ground-mounted solar plant in the UK, although it is still awaiting permission before finalising plans for the site.

Under the terms of the agreement, Solon will plan, engineer and construct the plant for 35 Degrees on the 3-hectare former tin-ore processing plant.

The two companies are aiming to form a long-term collaboration and benefit from the growth of the market in the UK.

“Solon is close to building the first ground-mounted solar power plant in the UK and sounding the starting shot for a market with a very promising future,” said Solon CEO Stefan Säuberlich.

35 Degrees was founded in February this year, and plans to install 100 MWp of solar energy in the South West of England over the next five years.

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