SunEdison has completed construction of a 117 MW DC portfolio of utility-scale photovoltaic (PV) solar power plants in the UK.

US-based SunEdison said the portfolio features eight separate solar power plants throughout the UK.

Norwegian energy firm Statkraft has agreed to purchase the output of six facilities, totalling 88MW.

SunEdison Europe, Africa and Latin America president Jose Perez said the company entered the UK solar market in 2014 and has already interconnected eight plants.

"This is a testament to our ability to enter a new market and efficiently execute projects that add to the company’s bottom line," Perez said.

"We attribute much of our success to our ability to find highly-qualified local vendors to partner with. They provide localized expertise while helping us support the local job market."

SunEdison’s solar business develops, finances, installs and operates distributed power plants for its commercial, government and utility customers.