German joint venture Secursun has started the construction of the first solar parks from its portfolio of around 1100MW in the country. In total, more than 50 utility solar parks will be completed between the end of 2023 and 2026. All plants will be planned and constructed by the Berlin-based project developer Securenergy Solutions and Sunotec, a company specialising in construction of solar parks. The two companies each have a half share in Secursun. Construction of at least seven solar parks from the JV’s portfolio will begin this year.
Among the first are the solar plants in Utzedel (near Demmin) and Brusow (near Kröpelin) both in Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania. Ground-breaking of the site in Dallgow-Döberitz in Brandenburg (outside Berlin) will follow soon. The average project size in the 1.1GW pipeline will be around 20MW. Individual solar parks of up to 150MW are also planned. The solar plant in Frankenförde near Luckenwalde, about an hour’s drive south-east of Berlin, for example, will have a capacity of about 42MW. Construction is scheduled to start end of the year. “Since the launch of our joint venture last November, less than a year has passed. “The fact that the planning went so quickly was only made possible by the close cooperation between Securenergy Solutions and Sunotec. “Now work has started at several locations at the same time,” said Holger Stabernack, CEO of Securenergy Solutions. Last year, an overall capacity of 7.2GW of solar was built in Germany (ground-mounted and roof tops) and the Secursun portfolio planned for the next three years accounts for comparatively 15% of this alone. “We are very pleased that we can contribute to the ambitious expansion targets in Germany with our more than 50 projects. “It requires lots of speed to achieve what we need in terms of the energy transition in Germany,” said Stabernack.
Credits: renews.biz [Image: Sunotec]