RWE makes floating solar launching with 6.1 MWp project in the Netherlands
- German utility RWE has actually chosen the website of a biomass as well as coal-fired power plant in the Netherlands for its initial floating solar project, which will certainly have a capacity of 6.1 MWp as well as be commissioned by the end of 2021.
With building and construction slated to start in August, the Amer PV park will certainly include 13,400 panels that will float on a lake in Geertruidenberg, in the district of Noord-Brabant.
The plant will see RWE include a "appealing innovation" to its profile as it seeks to advance the utilisation of renewables, stated Katja Wünschel, COO of wind onshore and also solar PV Europe & APAC at RWE Renewables. "Becoming aware the project will likewise deepen our expertise regarding technological opportunities of floating PV, such as scalability as well as power outcome," she said.
RWE executed the very first phase of the Solar Park Amer in 2018, setting up a 0.5 MWp project containing greater than 2,000 PV panels on the roof covering of its Amer nuclear power plant.
The park is currently being expanded with the floating installment in addition to a 2.3 MWp ground-mounted PV project that is currently being constructed and is anticipated to be full in August 2021. The 3 installations will certainly feature an overall of 21,000 panels and incorporated capability of around 9MWp.
Roger Miesen, CEO of RWE Generation, stated: "Both new PV projects show that we can turn standard possession websites into landmark projects that promote cutting-edge services for a sustainable electrical power system."
After carrying EUR2 billion funding raising last August to help expand its renewables pipeline, RWE claimed it got on track to boost its solar and also wind portfolio to 10GW by the end of 2020.
The utility's action right into floating solar sees it sign up with the similarity BayWa r.e., which has actually already established seven floating PV plants in the Netherlands, the largest of which has an ability of 27.4 MWp and was offered to a Dutch consortium last year.