ABO Wind secures 9.7 MW solar-plus-storage projects in German tender

Solar panels. Image by ABO Wind (www.abo-wind.com).

August 27 (Renewables Now) - German renewables developer ABO Wind AG (ETR:AB9) has won tariffs for two solar projects with a total capacity of 9.7 MWp in combination with energy storage in the latest innovation tender of the Federal Network Agency.

The two solar-plus-storage facilities will be located in Weichenried, Bavaria and Weilerswist, North Rhine-Westphalia and will be brought into operation by the summer of 2023, ABO Wind said on Thursday.

The two projects are part of a total of 16 solar-plus-storage projects with a combined capacity of 155.6 MW that last week won the innovation tender in Germany which targeted combinations of renewable energy technologies connected to the grid at the same point. All 16 projects will receive a fixed state remuneration in addition to the income from electricity sales.

Energy storage plays an increasingly important role for ABO Wind. The Wiesbaden-based company is currently working on a 50-MW storage facility in Northern Ireland and plans to launch more hybrid projects, mainly in Greece and Spain.

ABO Wind was successful also in the first two innovation tenders in Germany, which took place in September 2020 and April 2021, winning tariffs for four hybrid projects with a combined capacity of 18 MW. The project in Wahlheim, Rhineland-Palatinate, is at the most advanced stage with construction expected to start as early as October.

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