September 25 (Renewables Now) - Germany-based renewable energy services provider Iqony Solar Energy Solutions GmbH, with a brand name SENS, has inaugurated three solar farms with a combined capacity of 23.5 MWp as part of a hybrid renewables project in Bavaria.
The sites comprise more than 43,800 modules and are situated at an existing wind farm built with citizen participation by Windpower GmbH in the community of Deining, near Neumarkt in the Upper Palatinate.
The largest facility is the 15-MWp Seubersdorf-Batzhausen solar farm. The other two -- Deining-Mittersthal and Deining-Unterbuchfeld, have a capacity of 4 MWp and 4.5 MWp, respectively.
The three sites were built in the period February-July 2023. Combined, they are expected to reduce carbon dioxide emissions by 11,150 tonnes per year.
At the same time, there is already a plan to expand the hybrid park with hydrogen production capacity.
“We are planning to generate hydrogen at the same grid connection with the help of a hydrogen electrolysis plant. The three solar plants from SENS represent a major milestone for the overall project,” said Marco Troppmann, project manager at Windpower.
SENS was the engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) contractor for the three solar plants. The inauguration ceremony was held at the end of August after two of the facilities were connected to the local grid, the company said in a recent statement.