Germany’s Gasag to add 40 MW of solar in Brandenburg
Solar park of SpreeGas. Source: Gasag (www.gasag.de).
German gas and power provider Gasag plans to channel EUR 32 million (USD 37.6m) into the construction of 40 MW of solar parks in the region of Brandenburg, eastern Germany.
The investment will be made over the next two to three years, the Berlin-based company said on Wednesday. Local communities near the project sites will receive an offer to buy a stake in the photovoltaic (PV) facilities.
"By participating in a solar installation, municipalities can not only benefit from the revenues. The plants can also contribute to the implementation of municipal energy concepts,” said Vera Gade-Butzlaff, Gasag’s CEO. The project will be implemented as part of Gasag’s expansion strategy, she added.
SpreeGas, a unit of Gasag, has recently completed a 10-MW solar project in the district of Spree-Neisse in southern Brandenburg, which was selected by the German government in an auction for renewable energy projects. The output of the plant is seen to offset about 58,000 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions per year.
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