Ostrołęka is located at the intersection of national roads from the center and from the south of Poland in the north-east direction. The city has a direct road connection with Warsaw, Olsztyn and Bialystok, from which it is about 120 km away. Ostrołęka is a municipality with 53,000 inhabitants.
The coal burning of the power plants in Ostrołęka has resulted in landfills for ash and slag. 4 megawatt SUNfarming free-field plants are currently being built on these former landfills, which have been fallow for 35 years. The use of landfill sites for the production of green electricity is at the same time a meaningful and sustainable reuse, valuable areas of arable land are spared. The facilities in Ostrołęka were fenced for protection. SUNfarming, with lease agreements limited to 29 years, also takes over the long-term care and safeguarding of landfills. Up to 40 fitters and technicians work at the same time on the construction site, planned completion date is 03 December 2018. These 4x1 MW are projects that have been awarded in the first auction round and must be on the net by 31.12.2018.
With the produced energy amount of 4 million kWh, SUNfarming saves CO2 emissions of approximately 2.20 million kilograms per year, which corresponds to the output of approx. 930 mid-range cars.The amount of energy produced in this way is enough to supply more than 1,600 2-person households in the region with clean electricity from solar energy.
"We are pleased to have set the starting signal for our commitment in Poland with the installation of this 4 MW. More than 1.5 years of market and project development are behind us, so we are all the more pleased about the start of the realization. For 2019, we now have a further 6 MW of project rights in the portfolio, with more to follow, "explains Martin Tauschke, Managing Director of SUNfarming GmbH and SUNfarming Polska sp.z.o.o.
The aim of the 12th international trade fair Canagua & Energía, promoted by the Cabildo of Gran Canaria (the Island Government), aims to transform the Canary Islands into a reference point for renewable energy on an international scale, new opportunities for companies, new models production, efficiency and desalination.
The forward-looking project SUNfarming Food & Energy has met with great interest in business and politics.
Having successfully run Food & Energy projects in South Africa, we are particularly pleased that we had the opportunity to present our project to Project Seiko Douka, Energy and Mines Commissioner ECOWAS, El Hadji Ada NDAO Director of Senegal National Water Company, Mme Columba NDIAYE Ministerium Energy Planification & Estudes and Mor Fama KOBAR DIRECTOR Soloum Energy.
"Our participation in the fair was very successful. We have made many interesting new national and international contacts in the energy sector, as well as intensified existing contacts with associations and state organizations", explains Holger Schönherr, SUNfarming Partner.