- A 42 MW solar portfolio developed by innogy subsidiary in Poland has secured place in a government auction organized under CFD scheme
- It will come up in the form of 42 ground mounted solar farms, having 1 MW capacity each
- Innogy will be developing this capacity in Voivodships West Pomerania, Pomerania and Greater Poland
Germany’s innogy SE says it has won the contract for 42 MW solar power capacity in a competitive tender under Poland’s Contract for Difference (CFD) scheme, organized by the Polish Energy Regulatory Office (URE). Projects qualifying for the CFD scheme get a guaranteed tariff for a 15-year duration.
The capacity was developed by innogy Renewables Polska in the form of 42 projects of 1 MW. The ground-mounted solar farms will now be closer to being implemented as these are now at ready-to-build stage. Projects will be located in Voivodships West Pomerania, Pomerania and Greater Poland.
Innogy says ground breaking on site is expected to start this year and some of these project’s modules will be deployed on an ‘extremely light substructure called PEG’ developed by its subsidiary Belectric. Its use brings down power generation costs and utilizes the available space far more efficiently than conventional designs.
Active in the wind energy space of Poland, innogy commissioned 0.6 MW Stawiec Solar Farm in the country in early 2019. The 42 MW tender win helps it expand its presence in the Eastern European nation.
“The awarded projects are smaller in size but grouped into clusters in order to optimise construction and further operations. They are the initial step towards developing a solar business in Poland,” said Head of Solar Power at Innogy SE, Thorsten Blanke. “In addition to the projects we have been awarded which are ready to be built, the majority of remaining projects from this pipeline are at a stage of advanced development and will be ready for auction next year or the year after.”