Moser Baer Clean Energy and Deutsche Bahn (DB) have commissioned a powerful photovoltaic plant on a railway-owned surface in Wittenberge, Germany. Moser Baer is India’s leading clean energy developer has commissioned the solar park on a former landfill site of 8 hectares (or eleven football sized fields) with a power generation capacity of 3.92 MWp. The electricity generated will be fed into the local grid which will help meet the annual energy needs of about 900 households.
DB has equipped many railway station roofs at Uelzen, Hamelin and Berlin Central Station with solar PV Plants since 1997. This was later followed by S-Bahn workshops in Frankfurt. DB board has systematized the use of solar energy in late 2010 to determine across the functions in Germany, such roof and surface potential, which can be used for renewable energy.
Meanwhile, three million square feet of potential space has been identified for installation of solar plants. Thereby DB invites tender for suitable land and leases them to an outside investor, who builds photovoltaic systems there and sells power.
“Moser Baer Clean Energy Limited was incorporated with a strategy to undertake development of solar projects worldwide. Our endeavour in German market has been successful due to favourable government policies and continuous support of our partners in Germany. For the successful commissioning of Project Wittenberge, we thank our partners including DB Netz AG which has supported us in a great way to successfully develop the Project. We look forward to do more such successful projects in Germany with DB Netz in future,” Lalit Jain, CEO, Wind & International Solar, Moser Baer Clean Energy said.