A brand new photo voltaic park is scheduled to be constructed within the east Denmark after the Danish State Railways (DSB) signed an settlement with European Energy to purchase a few of the energy to finish.

Lidsø Solar Park, situated in Rødby Harbor in Lolland Municipality, can be one of many largest in Denmark with a complete space of ​​253 hectares. It is anticipated to have an annual manufacturing of 262 GWh, equal to the electrical energy consumption of round 65,000 households.

DSB has agreed to buy 80 GWh as soon as the photo voltaic park is full, which is anticipated subsequent 12 months. The quantity corresponds to nearly 50% of the present DSB electrical energy consumption for Copenhagen’s gentle rail community.

The firm has set a goal to scale back the local weather impression of its operations by 98% in 2030 in comparison with 2019. “With this settlement, we’re contributing to a sooner transition to inexperienced electrical energy in Denmark, thereby strengthening on the place of trains as one of the crucial climate-friendly technique of journey,” mentioned Aske Wieth-Knudsen, Head of Sustainability at DSB.

“Generally in Eastern Denmark, there’s a lack of renewable vitality, fortunately we see many cities, right here within the metropolis of Lolland, main the way in which in increasing renewable capability,” added Jens-Peter Zink, Deputy CEO of European Energy.

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Denmark deployed a complete of three,529 MW of photo voltaic on the finish of final 12 months, in response to figures from the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA).

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