Enercity to establish rooftop PV systems on state buildings in Hanover region

Jun 22, 2022 02:26 PM ET
  • German power supplier Enercity AG will certainly set up photovoltaic (PV) systems on the roof coverings of state buildings in the region of Hanover as part of a participation with the state of Lower Saxony.
Enercity to establish rooftop PV systems on state buildings in Hanover region
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Enercity will lease roof coverings with a location of 55,000 square metres (65,779 sq yd) in the first three years of the collaboration, it stated on Tuesday. This has the capacity for creating 10 GWh of green electricity per year which corresponds to the power usage of around 4,000 families.

The Hanover-based energy business will establish as well as run the PV plants at its own cost and market the solar electricity.

State-owned buildings in the region have an overall roof covering location of around 226,000 square metres, which is currently being taken a look at. The evaluation of the roof coverings should be finished within five years and the suitable areas should be made use of for power generation.

Ought to the targeted roofing areas be fully used for power generation, this would cut carbon emissions by approximately 3,600 tonnes annually, representing the annual emissions of around 4,400 cars.

All roof locations will certainly be rented to Enercity for a duration of two decades.

The state federal government of Lower Saxony aims to tap its full possibility as a homeowner in order to accomplish its climate goals and also the quickest and most efficient method to do it is to accept skilled partners, claimed state finance priest Reinhold Hilbers.

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