RWE powers up 14.4-MWp solar-plus-storage plant in Rhenish mining area

Dec 21, 2022 01:00 PM ET
  • German power group RWE AG (ETR: RWE) has actually commissioned a 14.4-MWp solar park tied to a 9.6-MWh battery storage space system in the Rhenish mining region in western Germany as part of a method to green the location.
RWE powers up 14.4-MWp solar-plus-storage plant in Rhenish mining area
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RWE indeland Solarpark lies on a 15-hectare (37.07 acres) gravel site at the Inden mine in the district of Dueren, North Rhine-Westphalia, and also consists of 25,600 modules which are expected to generate clean power for greater than 3,500 families. The battery has a two-hour charging and also supply cycle, RWE claimed on Tuesday.

Mining procedures at Inden will be discontinued in 2029 and also the location will be become an artificial lake. The solar plant will certainly be functional until the completion of the lake which is anticipated to take two decades.

The RWE indeland Solarpark is among several hybrid systems that the Essen-based group is building in the Rhenish mining region. 2 solar parks with a total capacity of 31.5-MWp integrated with battery storage space systems are presently unfinished at the Garzweiler mine in the area.

On the whole, RWE seeks to deploy at least 500 MW of renewable energy capacity in the Rhenish lignite mining area by 2030 and also plans to spend about EUR 4 billion (USD 4.24 bn) gross in green energy in North Rhine-Westphalia.

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