Erdgas Suedwest, partner plan 6-MWp floating PV project in southern Germany

A floating photovoltaic (PV) system in Leimersheim, Germany. Image by Erdgas Südwest GmbH.

May 24 (Renewables Now) - German energy service provider Erdgas Suedwest GmbH and municipal utility Stadtwerke Baden-Baden are planning to build a 6-MWp floating photovoltaic (PV) plant in Baden-Wuerttemberg to supply green electricity to a gravel plant and a concrete manufacturing site in the region.

The solar plant will be set up on the Kuehlsee quarry pond near the town of Iffezheim, Erdgas Suedwest said today.

The project has already been presented to the municipal council which will launch the approval procedure. Construction work is planned to start in the summer of 2023.

The electricity from the solar park will be supplied to gravel plant EKS Eugen Kuehl und Soehne GmbH & Co. KG and concrete manufacturer Kronimus AG which are located near the site of the facility.

Erdgas Suedwest has already successfully implemented similar projects. In cooperation with gravel plant operator Armin Ossola, the regional energy company installed in 2019 about 2,300 floating solar modules on the Maiwaldsee in Renchen, Baden-Wuerttemberg. The facility produces 860,000 kWh of clean power annually. Another floating PV system was commissioned by the company last autumn on a quarry pond in Leimersheim, Rhineland-Palatinate.

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