European Energy plans to add solar to new 37-MW wind farm in Sweden
Kingebol wind farm in Amal, Sweden. Image source: European Energy (www.europeanenergy.com)
Danish renewables developer European Energy A/S said on Wednesday that it has started producing electricity from the 37-MW Kingebol wind farm in Amal, Sweden, and unveiled plans to build a solar farm in the same area.
The proposed solar farm would be adjacent to Kingebol and have the capacity of 37 MWp.
“We can use the same grid connection since solar and wind power peak on different hours and seasons”, said Peter Braun, European Energy’s project manager in Sweden, Norway and Finland.
If approved, the hybrid facility could be the first of its kind in Sweden, according to the Danish developer. Construction of the solar plant could wrap up in 12 to 16 months, the firm said.
The Kingebol wind farm is equipped with six units of the Siemens Gamesa SG 6.2-170 turbines with a hub height of 115 metres. Now up and running, it is expected to generate around 108 GWh per year.
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