Germany's Green Energy breaks ground on 50-MW Kazakh PV park

Solar park in Kazakhstan. Source: EBRD (www.ebrd.com).

July 10 (Renewables Now) - Germany’s  Green Energy 3000 GmbH has initiated construction on a 50-MW solar park project in southern Kazakhstan, targeting completion at end-2019.

The Leipzig-based renewables developer said on Monday that the Chulakkurgan photovoltaic (PV) plant, which has been in planning since 2016, will span over 60 ha (148.3 acres) and will interconnect via a new transformer station. A power purchase agreement (PPA) for its output was signed at the end of last year.

Green Energy noted it will look to implement further wind and solar projects in Kazakhstan through bidding in domestic renewable energy tenders. "In addition to the German and French markets, where we have an increasingly diversified project portfolio, other foreign markets in and outside Europe are becoming an increasingly important success and growth factor for us," said managing director Andreas Renker.

Presently, the German firm is building a 12.3-MW wind farm at home, scheduled for completion in December, and is awaiting a building permit for a 12-MW wind project in France.

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