Day in the life: Andrew Crossland – Energy Storage Specialist at Solarcentury

In the latest of our “nice to meet you” series, Andrew Crossland talks about his exciting role as an Energy Storage Specialist at Solarcentury. Describe your job in a couple of sentences. I am the middle man between engineering, sales, finance, marketing, operations and commissioning. My role is to support all of the Solarcentury business […]

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Solarcentury and CrossBoundary to build East Africa’s first tracking hybrid solar plant

Solarcentury to build East Africa’s first tracking hybrid solar plant as part of Unilever’s renewable energy initiative. Solarcentury East Africa has been contracted by CrossBoundary Energy to build a 600kWp solar power plant on a Unilever tea farm in Kenya. The project is a first under the Solarcentury-CrossBoundary Energy partnership entered last year to boost […]

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Day in the life: Marcus Spedding – O&M Service Manager at Solarcentury

In the latest of our “nice to meet you” series featuring Solarcentury people, Marcus Spedding discusses working as an Operations and Maintenance Service Manager for Solarcentury. What does the O&M team do? Operations and maintenance ensures the smooth running of all operations on the solar site following commissioning. We are responsible for planning and monitoring […]

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Solarcentury develops new 300 MWp solar farm in Spain

Solarcentury Iberia is proud to announce the development of Talayuela Solar, a new 300 MWp solar farm in Extremadura, Spain. The project will benefit from one of the country’s best solar yields. Some 2,000 units of electricity will be generated every year for every kWp installed – enough to power 150,000 households, more than 10 […]

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Solarcentury awards nearly £200,000 to community groups

Solarcentury’s Community Fund has awarded nearly £200,000 to Parish Councils and community groups near our 2016/17 solar farm developments. The payments to community projects in Nottinghamshire, Warwickshire, Hampshire, Norfolk, Lincolnshire and Derbyshire follow an application process administered for Solarcentury by Grantscape. From the outset, Parish Councils and other key local groups were encouraged to apply […]

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Day in the life: Jose Miguel Ferrer – Managing Director of Solarcentury in Iberia

In the fifth of our “Nice to meet you” series featuring Solarcentury people, Jose Miguel Ferrer tells us about his exciting role as Managing Director Iberia Region. Q: Is there a typical day in your role? So far, after more than one year in Spain, I haven’t had a typical day in my new role. […]

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Solarcentury announces major partnership agreement with Germany’s Capital Stage

Solarcentury is joining forces with major continental investor Capital Stage AG in a move that will accelerate Solarcentury’s continued expansion overseas. Under the terms of the jointly owned framework vehicle announced today, the initial focus will be on developing, acquiring and operating over 1GWp of major solar assets in the UK, Netherlands, France, Spain and […]

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Solarcentury to build the largest commercial and industrial solar project in Africa

Solarcentury has been contracted to build a 2.35MWp solar project in Nigeria, by Alfen BV for the end client Tulip Cocoa Processing Ltd (TCP) – part of the Ecom/Theobroma Group. Securing this contract is testament to the skills and expertise of our global operations and the local teams; it builds on the success of our […]

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IKEA’s SOLSTRÅLE solar launches in Belgium

Together with IKEA, Solarcentury is delighted to announce it has launched home solar to customers in Belgium. This is the third country in which IKEA and Solarcentury are working together to make solar accessible to homeowners. It’s a partnership that has already successfully launched in the UK and the Netherlands. The combination of net metering, […]

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Solarcentury CEO wins Lifetime Achievement Award

Frans van den Heuvel, Solarcentury CEO, was recognised for his outstanding  contribution to the solar industry at this year’s prestigious Solar Power Portal Awards. In accepting his Lifetime Achievement Award, Frans paid tribute to the staff of Solarcentury and in particular to our CFO Neil Perry, who has worked for Solarcentury from the beginning of […]

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