Sonnedix Breaks Ground on 300MW UK Solar
- Sonnedix has broken ground on five solar projects in the UK, creating 270 jobs and set to provide 300MW of clean electricity, powering the UK's decarbonisation and energy security goals.
Sonnedix, an energy provider, has broken ground on a 300MW portfolio of five solar projects in the UK. These projects, acquired by Sonnedix in December 2022, are set to be completed in early 2025 and are 100% contracted under the UK government’s Contracts for Difference (CfD) scheme. They range from 120MW to 20MW, and will be built by Ameresco Sunel Energy. 270 jobs are expected to be created during the construction phase. Sonnedix is aiming to grow its UK renewables footprint and support the UK’s transition to renewable energies. Sonnedix CEO Axel Thiemann said that this portfolio will be a “significant contributor of clean electricity” and a “key player” in the UK’s decarbonisation and energy security goals.
What Impact Will Sonnedix's 300MW Solar Projects Have in the UK?
- The 300MW portfolio of five solar projects is set to generate enough electricity to power more than 150,000 UK households.
- The solar projects will reduce the UK's carbon emissions by more than 180,000 metric tonnes of CO2 annually.
- Sonnedix's investment is expected to provide a significant boost for the UK's solar industry, creating hundreds of new jobs and helping to reduce the country's reliance on fossil fuels.
- The solar projects will provide a valuable source of renewable energy, helping the UK to meet its ambitious net zero carbon targets by 2050.
- The solar projects are expected to provide a significant economic benefit to local communities, with more than £100 million expected to be invested in the project.
- Sonnedix's investment is expected to be a catalyst for further growth in the UK's renewable energy sector, providing an attractive investment option for other renewable energy developers.