September 6 (Renewables Now) - Polish company Energia Przykona this week announced it plans to build in stages a 600-MW solar power plant in Przykona, west-central Poland.
The photovoltaic (PV) panels will be installed on low-grade agricultural land close to an open-cast brown coal mine. Earlier this year, Energa Invest started construction of a 30-MW wind farm in the area on post-mining land reclaimed after the mining operations of Adamow.
Energia Przykona, a subsidiary of NeoInvestments, has attracted China Sinogy Electric Engineering as an investor in the project and technology and construction partner, while Strategic Swiss Partners AG will help with the financing.
In an interview with Polish clean energy portal Gramwzielone.pl, Jacek Rusiecki from Energia Przykona said the first 200-MW stage of the project is the most advanced. For it the company has found an offtake for the power. A grid connection approval is expected in October, followed by key permits in the first quarter of 2019.
According to SolarPower Europe, Poland had half a gigawatt of solar capacity at the end of 2018. It is seen to install 2,675 MW between now and 2023 under the medium scenario of the trade body’s Global Market Outlook (GMO).