RWE starts up German solar-storage plant

Dec 20, 2022 11:38 AM ET
  • 14MW facility has been improved the Inden lignite opencast mine in the district of Düren
RWE starts up German solar-storage plant
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RWE has actually begun generating power from a solar-storage plant in Germany that has actually been built on an opencast mine site.

The 14MW plant has been built on the Inden lignite opencast mine in the district of Düren, in North Rhine-Westphalia.

The "RWE indeland Solarpark" hosts around 26,500 solar panels.

Katja Wünschel, CEO Onshore Wind and also Solar Europe & Australia of RWE Renewables, stated: "With the RWE indeland solar park, we are making a vital contribution to the energy transition in Germany.

" Which's simply the beginning: In our home market, we will certainly become aware every wind and also solar project that is possible.

" By the end of the decade, we want to invest around 4 billion euros gross in the green energy globe in North Rhine-Westphalia alone."

Lars Kulik, member of the Executive Board of RWE Power in charge of lignite, included: "The RWE indeland solar park is a visible sign that structural adjustment and also the energy transition can do well.

" There is lots of space for renewables on our opencast mining sites. We will certainly use this to ensure that the area remains a power location in the future."

The RWE indeland solar park was improved a gravel area of around 15 hectares on the western edge of the Inden opencast mine.

After the end of the opencast mine at the end of 2029, this area will be lakeshore, supply two decades to use the site to host a clean energy plant.

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