German energy supplier RheinEnergie AG has put into operation a 19-MW solar farm in Bavaria, boosting its own solar portfolio to about 58 MW.
The solar plant is located in the town of Hemau on an area equal to almost 20 football pitches, RheinEnergie said on Wednesday. The electricity produced by the park will be enough to meet the needs of around 6,400 households for a year or the entire town of Hemau.
The Cologne-based energy supplier won the project in one of the innovation tenders by the Federal Network Agency and will receive a fixed market premium for part of the electricity that the park will feed into the grid.
RheinEnergie is building green power plants to support its strategy of reaching climate neutrality in its power, heat and water supply by 2035.
Including the new solar park, the energy supplier operates 28 rooftop and ground-mounted solar plants across Germany with an installed capacity of about 58 MW as well as 26 wind parks with a pro-rata installed capacity of over 172 MW. These assets produce clean electricity for around 113,000 households.
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