In addition, Lightsource has contracted juwi under an operations and maintenance agreement to overlook optimum generation levels at both the plants.

Lightsource Renewable Energy CEO Nick Boyle said that the collaboration with juwi would provide the company with experience and expertise to enhance the UK solar industry.

"Recent speculation that Britain will experience an ‘energy drought’ in 5 years’ time needs to be seriously addressed. Solar PV is a technology that can and will make a difference; we just need to pull together as an industry to show people that it can," noted Boyle.

juwi Renewable Energies managing director Jan Sisson said: "The projects have been tough to construct during the difficult winter conditions earlier this year, but we are delighted to be working with Lightsource to add these solar farms to the increasing installed base of renewables on the UK’s grid."