Engie, partner plan 50-MWp solar project in north Germany
The Kogel Leizen solar park in in Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, Germany. Image by Vattenfall.
September 28 (Renewables Now) - The German unit of French energy company Engie SA (EPA:ENGI) and project developer Cromess GmbH are planning to build a 50-MWp solar park in the state of Mecklenburg-Vorpommern.
The ground-mounted solar farm will be installed on an area of 44 hectares in the town of Marlow, Engie Deutschland Erneuerbare GmbH said on Tuesday.
Cromess is in charge of project development through to the ready-to-build stage and Engie will build and operate the plant. The latter will also market electricity from the facility. The town of Marlow will have a long-term share in the revenues from the plant.
Once operational in 2024, the photovoltaic (PV) park is expected to generate around 51 GWh of clean power per year which corresponds to the electricity consumption of 12,750 households.
The two companies are now working with the town of Marlow to ensure that the development plan is drawn up quickly and the building permit is granted. The process includes also an environmental assessment. Engie noted that the project meets the environmental criteria for ground-mounted solar parks introduced by Marlow in 2021.
The project marks another step in Engie's expansion in Germany. Since January 2022, the company has expanded its solar project pipeline in the country by more than 300 MW, said Engie Deutschland Erneuerbare's managing director Ralf Schuerkamp. The French group seeks to build a global renewables portfolio of 80 GW by 2030, up from 36 GW currently.
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