30 Mar '15, 9am

Rush to build UK solar projects ‘storing up grid problems’

UK solar. A rush to complete projects ahead of this week's ROC cut-off deadline could be storing up grid problems. Image: Lightsource Renewable Energy. The rush to have projects connected ahead of a key deadline under the UK’s main large-scale solar support mechanism has the potential to cause future grid problems, the boss of a connection engineering firm has warned. Speaking to PV Tech’s sister site, Solar Power Portal, Dragon Infrastructure Solutions chief executive Simon Phipps said “significant risks” were being taken by contractors in order to have projects finished to deadline and that too much extra-high voltage capacity was being installed in a short space of time. “The pressure we’re all under to deliver these infrastructures within a ridiculously short space of time at 33,000V is just lunacy. “It’s really not the way to do business, but those are the ground rule...

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