Wemag Commissions 165 MW Solar In Germany

German Electricity Utility Wemag & Württemberg’s Evangelical Church Energize 165 MW Solar PV Capacity In Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania

Wemag Commissions 165 MW Solar In Germany

Wemag Group calls Project Balder as its largest project to date with a combined capacity of 165 MW, located in the Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania region of Germany. (Photo Credit: Wemag Group)Wemag Group calls Project Balder as its largest project to date with a combined capacity of 165 MW, located in the Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania region of Germany. (Photo Credit: Wemag Group)

  • Wemag and Evangelical Church in Württemberg have commissioned 165 MW PV capacity
  • It is spread on 7 locations in Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania region, with the largest project having 82.6 MW capacity
  • Entire Project Balder took around 2 years of planning and construction to come online

Wemag, the German electricity utility, has commissioned solar power capacity of 165 MW on 7 locations in the country’s Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania region. One of the 2 investors in Project Balder is the Evangelical Church in Württemberg.

The largest single project out of the 7 locations is 82.6 MW Zietlitz that’s come up on gravel pit along the motorway. The investors called it the lighthouse project that can help avoid around 40,000 tons of CO2. Wemag called it ‘currently the largest tender in the solar sector in Germany’ funded under the Renewable Energy Sources Act (EEG).

“Not only has a power station been built on the pebbled areas, which helps to reduce CO2 emissions, but wetlands have also been created, which also serve as fire ponds and habitats for small creatures and birds,” said Head of Finance at the Evangelical Church, Dr. Martin Kastrup.

Project Balder is equipped with around 500,000 solar modules, designed to feed around 150,000 MWh into the public grid annually. It is Wemag’s largest project to date whose planning and construction period spanned around 2 years.

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Senior News Editor: Anu Bhambhani is the Senior News Editor of TaiyangNews. Anu is our solar news whirlwind. At TaiyangNews she covers everything that is of importance in the world of solar power.Before joining our team, Anu worked in various positions at publications of the Times Group in New Delhi. As a Principal Correspondent, she conceptualized special features and supplements for both The Times of India and The Economic Times. While Anu delved deep into solar at TaiyangNews, environment topics have been close to her heart before. As Assistant Editor, she was responsible for launching Planet Earth for The Economic Times, a special series on environment. Before joining the Times Group, Anu was a Copy Editor at the Hindustan Times.Anu holds a Masters degree in Journalism and Mass Communications from the University of Rajasthan. She also studied at the Centre for Science and Environment in New Delhi on E-Outreach: New Media Technologies for Advocacy and Strategic Communication, Social Media

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