News Digest Item
05 May 2017

“Germany’s first floating PV plant to be built on a quarry lake”

Süddeutsche Zeitung

German PV plants learn to swim: authorities in the Bavarian municipality of Eggelstetten have allowed construction of 32 floating solar power islands that are to operate on a quarry lake and provide electricity for nearby gravel plant, Christian Sebald writes in the Süddeutsche Zeitung. The floating 600-square-metre PV plant, “the first of its kind in Germany,” is expected to provide 89,000 kilowatt hours of power per year and is meant to operate more efficiently than its landlocked counterparts, thanks to the cooling effect of the lake, the article says. Floating PV plants, which are already operated in other countries, have “an enormous potential” in Germany, the installation’s initiator Johannes Strasser said.

Read the article in German here.

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