In Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania, Energiekontor has received authorisation to construct three solar parks with a combined generating capacity of about 130MWp.
In the Western Pomerania-Rugen area of Dettmannsdorf, three solar parks will be constructed. Beginning in 2019, the nearby town of Marlow and the local agricultural firm that provides the land on which the parks will be constructed have both been involved in the planning process.
The communities, the property owners, and the agricultural enterprise all receive steady money from the solar parks, which are run without receiving public EEG compensation.
For the solar parks, Energiekontor has already finalised power purchase agreements (PPAs) with a 15-year maturity.
From the time of commissioning, the three solar parks will save around 80,000 tonnes of CO2 annually and can provide about 40,000 families with green electricity.
Beginning in 2023, construction is anticipated to commence, and commissioning is scheduled for 2024.
Through municipal involvement in accordance with the Renewable Energy Sources Act, the solar parks will contribute to the annual six-figure income of the municipality of Dettmannsdorf (EEG). The budgets of the municipalities have immediate access to these money.
Peter Szabo, CEO of Energiekontor AG, said “It is a milestone for Energiekontor and for our local partners.”
“We are pleased to have been the first company to successfully pass the newly established review process in Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania in close consultation with the local authorities. Now things are to proceed swiftly so that the solar parks can be realised as soon as possible and contribute to the energy transition. With this, we also do give the planned further expansion of our solar business at Energiekontor an additional boost.”