PHOTON ENERGY BREAKS GROUND ON 5.5 MWp SOLAR PROJECTS IN ALMÁSFÜZITŐ, HUNGARY
- Photon Energy broke ground on eight solar PV projects with a total capacity of 5.5 MWp in Almásfüzitő, Hungary
- The construction costs will be approximately EUR 6.1 million and the completed plants are projected to annually generate 6.6 GWh of electricity
Amsterdam, 5 November, 2018 – Photon Energy (WSE: PEN, the ‘Group’) announces that its subsidiary Photon Energy Solutions HU Kft started construction as EPC contractor on eight photovoltaic power plants with a total capacity of 5.5 MWp in Almásfüzitő, Hungary.
The eight solar facilities of 498 kW each will be installed in the vicinity of the Hungarian village Almásfüzitő located some 75km northwest of Budapest near the Slovak border.
Covering an area of 6.96 hectares, the power plants will be composed of almost 20,000 Jinko modules that are designed to generate around 6.6 GWh of electricity per year. Subject to weather conditions, the power plants are expected to be connected to the grid of E.ON Észak-dunántúli Áramhálózati Zrt before the end of the year.
Photon Energy will deliver the engineering, procurement and construction services through its subsidiary Photon Energy Solutions HU Kft. Once connected to the grid, the group’s subsidiary Photon Energy Operations HU Kft will provide long-term monitoring as well as operations and maintenance services to the systems. All eight power plants will become part of the Group’s proprietary portfolio.
“Following the recent announcement of construction start on 5.5 MWp solar projects near Tiszakécske, the construction start on an additional eight solar projects in Almásfüzitő with a capacity of another 5.5 MWp underlines our strong commitment to the Hungarian market and our goal to expand the company’s own portfolio of solar power plants,“ comments Georg Hotar, CEO of Photon Energy.
Photon Energy will own and operate the projects through the Group’s wholly owned company Rácio Master Kft. The subsidiary owns eight KÁT licenses that entitle the power plants to a feed-in tariff of 32 HUF per KWh (approx. EUR 0.1 per kWh) over a period of 25 years with a maximum approved and supported production of 15,500 MWh per license. Total annual revenues of all power plants are expected to amount to around EUR 660,000. The total construction cost of the eight power plants is estimated at around EUR 6.1 million.
ABOUT PHOTON ENERGY
Photon Energy N.V. is a global solar power solutions and services company covering the entire lifecycle of solar power systems. Since its foundation in 2008 Photon Energy has built and commissioned more than 50 MWp of solar power plants across two continents and supplied the technology for many more projects. Photon Energy’s O&M division provides operations and maintenance services for over 220 MWp worldwide. Photon Energy is headquartered in Amsterdam and has offices across Europe and Australia. For more information please visit www.photonenergy.com.