BayWa r.e. to construct 3-MWp self-consumption floating PV farm in Germany
February 7 (Renewables Now) – German renewables developer BayWa r.e. stated at present that’s set to start out assembling a 3-MWp floating photo voltaic PV farm within the city of Haltern am See for family-owned mining firm Quarzwerke GmbH.
The floating set up shall be situated on the Silbersee III lake close to the place Quarzwerke operates a plant website. Quarzwerke extracts, processes and refines industrial minerals.
BayWa r.e. will set up round 5,800 PV modules for this undertaking, which it says will end in one of many largest floating PV vegetation in Germany and the primary within the nation to be launched with out subsidies. As soon as in operation, the brand new lake-based photo voltaic farm shall be able to producing some 3,000 MWh of energy per 12 months, in keeping with the developer.
Quarzwerke will use some 75% of the plant’s output for its personal wants and export the excess to the general public grid.
“Floating-PV affords a horny funding alternative for corporations within the uncooked supplies and constructing supplies industries, which regularly personal idle or solely partially used expanses of water. These areas maintain immense untapped potential for the power transition,” commented Stephan Auracher, Managing Director, BayWa r.e. Energy Options GmbH.
“With our turnkey Floating-PV methods, our years of experience and engaging self-consumption and financing fashions, we guarantee the very best financial resolution for our prospects. Along with Quarzwerke, we’re pioneering the know-how with Germany’s first subsidy-free Floating-PV system and look at this because the beginning sign for the additional adoption of this photo voltaic software in Germany,” Auracher added.