German Utility Mulling 800 MW Solar & Wind

Trianel To Invest €13 Million ($14.72 Million) To Develop 800 MW Solar PV & Wind Power Projects With Municipal Participation
04:38 PM (Beijing Time) - 15. March 2019
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With 300 MW of wind and solar PV capacity online, Trianel says it plans to realize 800 MW of wind and solar farms with municipal participation. Pictured is the Trianel Windpark Eisleben. (Photo Credit: Trianel)

Key Takeaways

  • German municipal utility Trianel will develop large scale wind and solar farms touting a project pipeline of around 800 MW
  • It plans to invest project development capital of €13 million ($14.72 million) on this capacity
  • For solar PV, in 2019 alone it wants to establish 120 MW of capacity, of which 80 MW has already been slated

Trianel, a Aachen, Germany based cooperation of municipal utilities in Europe, has revealed its plans to develop large scale wind farms and solar PV projects with municipal participation. The idea is to develop a project pipeline of around 800 MW with project development capital of €13 million ($14.72 million).

The utility, however, does not share other details as project location or timeline of the plants coming online.

Trianel has so far switched on 300 MW of wind farms and ground mounted PV projects online with its municipal partners and is currently working on other such projects in Germany. In the space of solar energy, it realized 100 MW capacity of ground-mounted systems across Germany.

Andreas Lemke, department manager for decentralized energy systems at Trianel,  said the company has ‘fixed plans for 120 MW of which 80 MW have already been scheduled’. Adding, “Further declining construction costs and economic optimization potential throughout the entire development chain make PV open space projects economically attractive,” said Lemke.

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