BayWa r.e. to construct 3-MWp self-consumption floating PV farm in Germany

Feb 7, 2022 06:38 PM ET
  • German renewables programmer BayWa r.e. stated today that is set to start constructing a 3-MWp floating solar PV farm in the town of Haltern am See for family-owned mining business Quarzwerke GmbH.
BayWa r.e. to construct 3-MWp self-consumption floating PV farm in Germany
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The floating setup will be situated on the Silbersee III lake near where Quarzwerke operates a plant site. Quarzwerke extracts, processes and also improves commercial minerals.

BayWa r.e. will certainly install around 5,800 PV modules for this project, which it says will result in among the biggest floating PV plants in Germany and also the initial in the nation to be introduced without subsidies. Once in operation, the brand-new lake-based solar farm will certainly can creating some 3,000 MWh of power per year, according to the designer.

Quarzwerke will utilize some 75% of the plant's outcome for its very own requirements and export the surplus to the general public grid.

"Floating-PV uses an appealing investment opportunity for business in the raw products as well as structure materials markets, which typically own still or partially used stretches of water. These locations hold tremendous untapped possibility for the energy transition," commented Stephan Auracher, Managing Director, BayWa r.e. Power Solutions GmbH.

"With our complete Floating-PV systems, our years of competence and appealing self-consumption and also financing designs, we ensure the most effective possible financial remedy for our consumers. Along with Quarzwerke, we are pioneering the technology with Germany's very first subsidy-free Floating-PV system and view this as the beginning signal for the further adoption of this solar application in Germany," Auracher added.

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