- EnBW announces 2 new subsidy free solar projects in Germany with 150 MW capacity each
- Both projects will enter construction early next year with completion due for year end
- Together with the 187 MW project it recently commissioned, it will create a solar cluster in the region
German electric utility EnBW Energie Baden-Württemberg AG is going ahead with its plans to develop more subsidy free solar parks in the country after grid-connecting the largest subsidy free solar park of Germany with 187 MW capacity last month (see First Power Into Grid For Germany’s Largest PV Park).
It will now be investing in 2 more such parks with 150 MW capacity each. Both projects will come up in Märkisch-Oderland district of Brandenburg. Construction on site is scheduled to begin in early 2021 and completion will be over by the end of next year. Together with the 187 MW Weesow-Willmersdorf Solar Park also in Brandenburg, this will create a unique solar cluster in the wider region with the 3 projects saving around 325,000 tons of CO2.
Electricity generated by the Gottesgabe and Alttrebin projects will be sold by EnBW through its own wholesale electricity trading market. The electricity supplier said that it will keep all its options open whether in the form of power purchase agreements (PPA) or trading the electricity on the stock exchange or through its own sales portfolio.
EnBW aims to generate around half of its power through renewable energy sources by 2025.
Recently, Italy’s ERG announced foraying into the German solar market under a long term co-development agreement with aream for 600 MW solar capacity (see Italian Energy Company Foraying Into German Solar Market).