Bavaria seeks investors for solar systems on 66 state buildings
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The state of Bavaria is offering 66 state properties to private investors for the installation of solar systems on the roofs in a drive to better harness the solar energy potential in Germany's sunny south region.
The state has launched two tenders to lease the roofs of state properties in Upper Bavaria and Swabia. Bids can be submitted until January 23, 2023, the state's Ministry of Housing, Building and Transport said on its website.
The first auction includes a package of 31 buildings in Swabia which will be leased to one bidder while the second auction targets 35 buildings in Upper Bavaria.
The winners in the competition will build and operate the solar installations under a 20-year contract with an option for extension. The projects must be completed within 24 months after the contracts are signed.
Commenting on the two tenders, Bavaria's building minister Christian Bernreiter said that the state will take advantage of every opportunity to equip many more roofs with solar panels in the near future. In addition to the 66 buildings that have been offered to private investors, the Bavarian state government is providing EUR 125 million (USD 128.85m) for the construction of photovoltaic systems on other suitable roofs.
In June, the state's Ministry of Housing, Building and Transport identified 1,300 suitable sites for solar installations on the roofs of state buildings with a plan to offer part of them to private investors.
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