Trianel has expanded its mini-PPAs program to PV systems; Alternus energizes 13.6 MW solar farm for RTHA in the Netherlands; Voltalia has commissioned 12 MW PV capacity in Greece; MET Group hires IBC Solar to build 96 MW solar in Hungary.
Trianel extends mini-PPAs to PV: Germany’s Trianel is expanding its mini-power purchase agreements (PPA) program to PV systems with effect from Q2/2022. Hitherto available for wind, water and biogas plants, mini-PPAs allow plant operators to offer electricity generated at a fixed price for a limited amount of time which can be 3 months to 6 months duration. Trianel said it places this capacity on the futures market thereby entering the PPA market for renewable energy plants. It helps secure prices above the minimum remuneration laid down in the EEG market premium model. It can consider longer terms of up to 12 months. Such a model works for older power plants as well as for customers who can switch between a fixed price model through the mini-PPAs.
13.6 MW solar farm completed at Dutch Airport: Ireland’s Alternus Energy Group has energized a 13.6 MW solar farm at Rotterdam, the Hague Airport (RTHA) in the Netherlands. It installed the facility with more than 36,000 solar panels along the runway through its EPC partner Unisun Energy Europe. The project has access to 15-year subsidy as it is one of the beneficiaries of the Dutch SDE+ scheme. Power generated is to be contracted by Eneco under a PPA. It will continue to operate post the subsidy period as well. RTHA CEO Ron Louwerse said power generated by the facility will offset the emissions from its ground-based operations.
Voltalia commissions 12 MW in Greece: France’s Voltalia has commissioned 12 MW Stavria Solar Power Plant in Greece’s Korythio in the Tripoli municipality of Peloponnese region. Voltalia won the capacity under a Greek Energy Regulatory Authority (RAE) auction. The facility has 22,242 solar modules. This project takes the company’s installed capacity in Greece to 16.7 MW. In addition, it said, it is developing a portfolio of almost 800 MW of solar, wind and storage projects here.
IBC to build 96 MW solar in Hungary: Germany’s IBC Solar AG has secured contracts to build 2 solar parks with 96 MW combined capacity in Hungary through its international project division IBC Solar Energy. The 2 projects of 51 MW in Gerjen and 45 MW in Söjtör are scheduled to enter construction in the spring of 2022. IBC will provide turnkey construction services to get the projects to ready-to-use stage for MET Group. Previously, in 2020 IBC completed 43 MW solar park for MET in Kabai municipality.