Oct 4, 2012 - Polish Sybac Energy, an affiliate of German Sybac Solar, plans to set up a solar power plant for some PLN 450 million (USD 142.9m/EUR 110m) on public land in western Poland, local government official told news agency Polska Agencja Prasowa (PAP) today.
The company has won a tender, called by the municipality of Witnica in Lubuskie province, for the purchase of more than 86 hectares (212 acres) of land in the municipality, Witnica's deputy mayor Eugeniusz Kurzawski told PAP.
According to him, the cost estimates show that it could have capacity ranging from 40 MW to 65 MW, depending on the technology used. This would be the largest solar power plant in Poland, Kurzawski said.
Kurzawski estimates that the municipality will earn above PLN 9 million from the sale of the land and some PLN 600,000 a year in taxes from Sybac Energy.
Now, Sybac Energy will submit an application for connection of the proposed solar plant to the power distribution grid of Polish electric utility Enea (WAR:ENA). Installation and commissioning of the solar plant are scheduled for 2013, Kurzawski added.
Earlier this week, it was unveiled that the University of Zielona Gora in the Lubuskie province has received a proposal by a local green energy firm to install a 6 MW solar power plant on land of the university.
This summer, the Polish energy ministry prepared a draft renewable energy law, expected to come in force in 2013, which envisages higher level of green certificates (GC) support for the solar sector with the launch of corrective GC coefficients for the different renewable energy technologies. Currently, all renewable energy systems receive one GC per 1 MWh generated.
(PLN 1 = USD 0.317/EUR 0.245)
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