Inauguration Ceremony For Energiekontor AG's First Own Solar Park
Energiekontor AG have celebrated the official inauguration of its first group-owned solar park in Garzau-Garzin, Brandenburg. In addition to representatives of the partner companies and banks, guests included representatives of the local authorities and municipality, property owners as well as members of the local communities.
In their speeches, the EU head of solar module manufacturer Hanwha/Q Cells, Maengyoon Kim, the Vice Director of the District Department Märkische Schweiz, Dirk Siebenmorgen, and the project manager of Energiekontor AG, Piotr Jankowski, all emphasised the excellent cooperation. Mr Jankowski expressed his thanks to the local residents as well as to the representatives of the municipality and the authorities, and praised the strong support for the project, which also stands for the contribution of the region to the general energy transition in Germany.
In his welcoming address, Günter Lammers, Deputy Chairman of the Supervisory Board and co-founder of Energiekontor, explained that the expected annual output of the entire plant of over 10 million kilowatt hours is mathematically sufficient to cover the entire electricity demand of the surrounding region. The solar park extends for several kilometres along a railway line and has a peak output of around 10 megawatts. Energiekontor is thus increasing the capacity of its own portfolio of wind farms and solar parks to around 270 megawatts. With the proceeds from the sale of electricity, Lammers continued, Energiekontor will be able to cover all running costs related to project development, which ensures financial stability for the company's further growth. Benefiting from many efficiency measures introduced by the company and the successful efforts on the part of component manufacturers to cut manufacturing costs, Energiekontor is in a position to implement wind farms and solar parks and achieve profitability, despite the increase in competition. Energiekontor not only wants to participate in the energy transition but, in order to push forward the breakthrough of renewable energy sources, it also wants to be one of the pioneers in realising the first wind or solar parks with lower levelized cost of energy than conventional energy.