Tübingen municipal utility takes on two new solar farms in Bavaria from BELECTRIC
- Solar farms in Herlheim and Neusitz to go online in 2021
- BELECTRIC retains overall responsibility for project development, construction and operation
Tuebingen/Kolitzheim (Germany) – Stadtwerke Tübingen (the city’s municipal utility) has already taken on five solar farms from project developer BELECTRIC: Now number six and seven are to be added, including Herlheim – the solar farm with the highest capacity so far in the utility’s portfolio. The two solar farms will significantly increase the green power capacity of Stadtwerke Tübingen by a further 23 gigawatt hours (GWh) per year – which is a big step forward in the utility’s drive to expand its use of renewables. As its long-standing partner, BELECTRIC will develop and then install and operate the two solar farms as a service provider for Stadtwerke Tübingen (swt). Both new solar farms are due to go online in 2021. The green power produced by the two new solar assets will be sufficient to supply the equivalent of around 5,750 four-person households with climate-friendly electricity.
“These two solar farms are an important step forward in our expansion drive”, says Ortwin Wiebecke, CEO of swt. “It brings us a big step closer towards our goal of covering 75 percent of Tübingen’s total electricity demand with green power from our own plants by 2024. Solar power is accounting for an increasingly large proportion of our portfolio and has now overtaken wind power in terms of total output. Through long-term collaboration with partners like BELECTRIC, we are able to take on high-quality solar farm projects that deliver good power yields over long periods of time, thus contributing to the energy transition.”
BELECTRIC, one of the leading companies in the development and construction of utility scale solar power plants, has already begun to erect the two solar plants in Herlheim (13 MW) and Neusitz (8 MW). Worldwide BELECTRIC has realised more than 400 utility-scale solar plants. The swt solar farms Poehl, Grossenhain, Offleben, Burg and Seelow were also developed and installed by BELECTRIC.