Thanks to the involvement of the Pomeranian Special Economic Zone in the energy transformation, the areas of the unfinished power plant in Żarnowiec will gain a second life. The largest floating photovoltaic installation in Poland and one of the largest in Europe will be built on rainwater retention reservoirs. Antamion was the contractor for the technical documentation.
The Pomeranian Special Economic Zone signed an agreement with Antamion to develop technical documentation and obtain the necessary permits for a large floating photovoltaic installation with a capacity of min. 7 MWp. The installation will be located in the Pomeranian Voivodeship, in the area of the unfinished power plant in Żarnowiec, on rainwater retention reservoirs. The “green energy” flowing from it will be fed into the power grid and will power local companies and households, and will also contribute to reducing emissions of environmentally harmful carbon dioxide (CO2).
– For years, the areas of the unfinished power plant in Żarnowiec were not used. However, we saw their potential and decided to give them a second life, giving them a new role as previously unused rainwater retention reservoirs. A floating photovoltaic farm is still an innovative technical solution. If it does not cover the entire surface of the tank, it does not pose a threat or limitation to the biology and processes of aquatic life. Undoubtedly, this is a highly innovative and energy-efficient solution – in such an environment, photovoltaic panels have a much higher efficiency of electricity production due to the lower operating temperature, and they use light reflected from the water table – says Maciej Kazienko, Vice-President of the Management Board of the Pomeranian Special Economic Zone.
The photovoltaic farm under construction is another project of the Pomeranian Special Economic Zone aimed at transformation and energy independence. In October, the company started work on a photovoltaic installation with a capacity of 21 MWp in Barcin. The investments will help supply local businesses and local communities with low-emission energy.