Ceremonial opening of a 13.5 MW/3.7 MWh solar storage power plant in Saxony

The implementation of solar power plants with integrated battery storage is still taking place on a very small scale in Germany compared to, for example, the USA or Australia, as the ceremonial opening of such a plant in the federal state of Saxony illustrates. The project in the community of Priestewitz, which was inaugurated in the presence of Saxony's Prime Minister Michael Kretschmer, is the first in the federal state to be realized within the framework of the »innovation tenders« conducted by the German Federal Network Agency and is also of a size typical for these tenders: the ground-mounted solar power plant has an output of 13.5 megawatts, while the battery storage system has a capacity of 3.7 megawatt hours.
The battery storage system used in the »Solarpark Priestewitz« is a »scalecube« system from Intilion GmbH in Zwickau. Project participants are the independent power producer Qair and the Leipzig municipal utility.

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