Vattenfall has made the final investment decision for the 76MW agri PV project Tützpatz in Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania, Germany. The project will be built without government funding, the Swedish developer said. It is Vattenfall’s first agri PV commercial scale project with partners. The aim of the Agri PV project in Tützpatz is to combine module types on different rack systems with suitable forms of agricultural use on an area of 95 hectares and thus to gather further practical experience for future commercial projects of this type. According to current planning, construction for Tützpatz should start in early summer 2023.
Vattenfall head of solar Claus Wattendrup said: “The federal government has the goal of expanding electricity generation from photovoltaics to 215GW in 2030, half of which in open spaces. “In addition to classic open-space PV, agrivoltaics can make a contribution to achieving these goals. “With the Tützpatz project, we are now further developing this young technology on a commercial scale. “Because agrivoltaics help the climate, they can increase biodiversity and serve as an additional source of income for agriculture.”
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