UK-based renewable energy company Lark Energy has obtained planning permission for its five solar projects totaling power capacity of 100MW in the country.

With these new projects, the developer is expected to exceed solar capacity of 150MWp. It has earlier completed the first phase of solar projects with total power capacity of 60MWp.

The 150MWp project portfolio comprises 35MWp and 14MWp plants at two former airfields at Stradishall and Ellough in Suffolk, 26MWp plant at South Creek and two 15MWp solar plants at Thornham in Norfolk and Burton Pedwardine in Lincolnshire.

Commenting on the developments, Lark Energy managing director Johnathan Selwyn stated that by securing planning approval for its five projects, the company has asserted its commitment to UK renewable energy sector.

"We are optimistic about future opportunities in the solar sector, although clearly we remain concerned about the impact of the current European trade dispute with China," added Selwyn.

Lark Energy is planning to undertake engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) services for the majority of these projects alongside operational and maintenance (O&M) operations. The move is said to be a part of company’s efforts to become an EPC and
O&M provider.

Lark Energy director Paul Adams said: "We are developing very successful partnerships with a number of funders who both buy the ready to build projects from us and also engage in Lark Energy’s services as a high quality and fully bankable EPC for large scale
solar in the UK."