EnBW inaugurates Germany's largest subsidy-free solar park

From left to right: EnBW Board Member Georg Stamatelopoulos, Thorsten Jörß, Head of Project Development Photovoltaics at EnBW, Andreas Feicht, State Secretary at the Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy, Ministerial Director of the State of Brandenburg Claudia Herok, Thomas Wenzel Chairman of the Board of the Participants' Association Weesow-Willmersdorf and Christian Mehnert, Managing Director of Kreiswerke Barnim GmbH

German utility EnBW Energie Baden-Württemberg AG has now officially inaugurated Germany's largest subsidy-free solar park. The 187 MW plant is located near Weesow-Willmersdorf, about 30 kilometers east of Berlin. Parts of the plant went into operation a year ago, and the rest was completed successively. It is currently »the largest ground-mounted solar plant in Germany,« the company said. The yield is forecast at about 180 million kilowatt hours a year.
EnBW board member Georg Stamatelopoulos, speaking at the inauguration of the solar park, called for »increasing the pace of expansion of renewable energies.« Procedures would have to be streamlined and legally secured. »The responsible authorities should also be increased in staff.« In relation to the German government's goal of covering at least 65 percent of gross electricity consumption with renewable energies by 2030, the annual photovoltaic addition must be doubled to at least 10,000 megawatts, he said.
Not far from the Weesow-Willmersdorf solar park, EnBW is currently building two other large-scale photovoltaic projects, each with 150 megawatts of capacity.

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