September 27 (Renewables Now) - French renewable power producer Qair has put into operation a 12.8-MW wind farm in Poland’s Wielkopolskie Voivodeship, lifting its installed wind and solar power generation capacity in the country to 258 MW.
The Olszowka plant is Qair’s seventh wind park that comes online in Poland, the company said on Monday.
Equipped with six Vestas turbines, including four 2.2 MW and two 2 MW machines, the wind farm is expected to be capable of generating enough electricity to supply of around 24,000 homes, while offsetting 33,700 carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions annually. The plants' future output is estimated at 43 GWh per year.
Qair currently owns and operates 205 MW of wind farms and 53 MW of solar parks in Poland. The company’s plan is to break ground on four wind and 10 photovoltaic (PV) schemes in the country with a combined generation capacity of close to 400 MW. The capacity will be added in pursuit of its goal to reach 500 MW of installed assets in Poland.
Qair Polska, which has been operating on the Polish market since 2015, currently has more than 2.5 GW of wind and solar power projects in the early stage of development.
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