Erdgas Suedwest, partner strategy 6-MWp floating PV project in southern Germany
- German energy service provider Erdgas Suedwest GmbH and municipal utility Stadtwerke Baden-Baden are planning to construct a 6-MWp floating photovoltaic (PV) plant in Baden-Wuerttemberg to supply green electricity to a crushed rock plant as well as a concrete manufacturing site in the area.
The solar plant will be established on the Kuehlsee quarry pond near the community of Iffezheim, Erdgas Suedwest stated today.
The project has currently been presented to the municipal council which will introduce the approval procedure. Construction work is prepared to begin in the summer of 2023.
The electricity from the solar park will be supplied to crushed rock plant EKS Eugen Kuehl und Soehne GmbH & Co. KG and concrete maker Kronimus AG which are located near the site of the facility.
Erdgas Suedwest has currently effectively executed similar projects. Together with crushed rock plant operator Armin Ossola, the regional energy business set up in 2019 concerning 2,300 floating solar modules on the Maiwaldsee in Renchen, Baden-Wuerttemberg. The facility produces 860,000 kWh of clean power each year. Another floating PV system was commissioned by the company last autumn on a quarry pond in Leimersheim, Rhineland-Palatinate.