Baywa offers 'largest floating PV park outside China'

Jul 7, 2020 02:33 PM ET
  • The 27 MW Dutch task in Zwolle has actually been sold to a consortium including a provincial energy shift fund as well as a local power co-operative in a bargain backed by public financing.
Baywa offers 'largest floating PV park outside China'
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German renewables company Baywa re has announced the sale of the largest floating solar job outside China.

The designer did not expose the list price agreed for the 27.4 MWp Bomhofsplas job, which it claimed yesterday had taken only 7 weeks to install.

Baywa revealed just that the task had been marketed to a consortium consisting of provincial power shift fund Energiefonds Overijssel, regional energy co-operative Blauwvinger Energie and also an unrevealed exclusive financier. The offer was financed with the support of state-owned social investor ASN Groenprojectenfonds, which Baywa stated was purchasing its first floating solar center.

The German firm said it had actually taken biodiversity problems into account in spite of the fast installation time, for a task which is fully appointed and also materials energy straight to nearby residents and also companies, by means of Blauwvinger Energie. Baywa said the glass-glass photovoltaic panels made use of ensured light still got to the water at the 18ha sandpit lake website in Zwolle. The modules were elevated to enable great air circulation, claimed Baywa, as well as 'biography hut' cages full of shells were positioned in the lake to provide food and shelter to tiny fish and also animals.

" The sale of Bomhofsplas, which was built in just 7 weeks, represents another essential step in the Netherlands' power shift," claimed Baywa AG board participant Matthias Taft. "For Baywa re, it marks additional success in the Dutch market, adhering to [the] current sales of seven other solar parks, including the Tynaarlo and Sekdoorn floating-PV jobs."

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