May 24 (Renewables Now) - The fourth-largest energy producer in Germany, LEAG, will get a 10-MW solar park at its premises at Welzow airfield with the help of renewable project developer Juwi AG.
Juwi said today it has developed the project and will soon start construction of the power plant. It should be up and running by October, comprising over 27,000 Astronergy panels and two SMA central inverters.
LEAG is the joint brand of lignite-focused Lausitz Energie Bergbau AG and Lausitz Energie Kraftwerke AG. This is the first photovoltaic (PV) park on own land for the Lusatian energy company. Juwi will be in charge of its operation and maintenance, while LEAG will be marketing the solar electricity.
The solar farm will be producing roughly 10 million kWh of power per year, or as much as 3,000 households consume. Juwi has secured a contract for the park in one of the Federal Network Agency's energy tenders in 2018.
In Welzow Juwi has previously built two solar parks, of 18.6 MW in total.