French independent renewable power producer Qair said on Friday it has launched commercial operations at a 60-MW solar park in northwestern Poland’s West Pomeranian Voivodeship.
Located in the town of Kalisz Pomorski in Drawsko County, the photovoltaic (PV) farm is one of the largest solar sites in Poland in terms of occupied area. The plant covers a total area of 82 ha (202.6 acres) that accommodates more than 112,000 panels and 240 inverters, along with eight transformer stations and a 110-kV power line.
According to Qair’s estimates, the PV plant will be capable of producing electricity to supply roughly 20,000 homes per year. The output will be sold to corporate clients under power purchase agreements (PPAs).
Qair has been active in Poland since 2015. At present, it has 368 MW of wind and solar in operation, 142 MW under construction and more than 2.5 GW in the early stages of development in the country. The company is pursuing a goal of having over 500 MW of capacity in operation in the country in 2024.
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