BayWa r.e. finishes two floating solar projects in the Netherlands

Jan 14, 2021 05:38 PM ET
  • BayWa r.e. as well as its Dutch subsidiary GroenLeven have recently energised 2 floating solar projects in the Netherlands with an integrated capacity of 29.2 MWp.
BayWa r.e. finishes two floating solar projects in the Netherlands
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The 13.5 MWp Nij Beets park has been established at a sand removal lake and has 33,648 modules and a floating framework of greater than 2,700 boats and 25 anchor watercrafts. The 15.7 MWp Kloosterhaar plant, meanwhile, features 39,256 Astronergy modules.

To keep biodiversity at the sites, BayWa r.e. is partnering with Dutch organisation IVN, the Institute for Nature Education and also Sustainability, to keep an eye on and study plants, while only 23% of the water surface at Nij Beets has been used, leaving room near the banks to safeguard flora and fauna.

Having actually finished as well as offered its biggest floating PV plant-- the 27.4 MWp Bomhofsplas farm-- last year, BayWa r.e. has actually currently established 6 floating projects in Europe, with an overall set up capability of near 100MWp.

Benedikt Ortmann, worldwide director of solar projects at BayWa r.e., claimed floating PV "can be as affordable as regular ground-mounted solar" over the operation duration of 25 to 30 years, adding: "It uses a great deal for the setting, neighborhood neighborhoods and, above all, a cost-efficient energy change."

As a frontrunner in Europe's floating solar market, BayWa r.e. is looking to establish 500MW of floating projects in the coming years, as it benefits from decreasing development expenses and boosted interest from property owners. Toni Weigl, product manager for floating PV at BayWa r.e., informed PV Tech last year that the company has actually had the ability to make use of the "huge hunger" from capitalists looking for to obtain its finished projects.

BayWa r.e. last month sold a 49% risk in the business to Energy Infrastructure Partners for EUR530 million, a deal that will see it change to in the direction of an independent power manufacturer model.

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