April 26 (Renewables Now) – German carmaker Volkswagen AG (ETR:VOW) will energy its electrical automobile manufacturing facility within the jap metropolis of Zwickau with electrical energy from a close-by 5.3-MW photo voltaic plant that can be commissioned by photo voltaic developer Enerparc AG within the coming weeks.
A 20-year energy buy settlement (PPA) has been signed by Volkswagen and Enerparc beneath which the carmaker will procure 5.5 million kWh a yr from the brand new photo voltaic park. The contracted electrical energy can be delivered on to the manufacturing facility and can be sufficient to chop its carbon footprint by 4%, lowering emissions by 2,650 tonnes yearly.
The Mosel photo voltaic web site options about 11,600 modules constructed on an space of 6 hectares (14.83 acres). The venture is carried out with out state subsidies.
Positioned on an space of 1.8 million sq m, Volkswagen’s plant in Zwickau produces six electrical fashions for 3 manufacturers of the VW secure. The power, created in 1990, has been utterly re-equipped for electrical mobility with an funding of EUR 1.2 billion (USD 1.30bn). In 2021, the manufacturing facility assembled 179,179 autos and 11,383 luxurious our bodies.
(EUR 1 = USD 1.089)