Neißeaue (Germany’s easternmost settlement) in the district of Görlitz (Saxony) is home to the 68.66-hectare site of the Groß Krauscha-Kaltwasser photovoltaic development plan. Project development began in 2020 with the acquisition of the site and the launch of the planning process. Building rights for an agriphotovoltaic system with around 20 megawatts of generator output are expected to be granted in the third quarter of 2022.
The previous farmer will be responsible for subsequent agriculture use. The 11-metre row space will continue to be used for organic farming, focusing on seed propagation.
One particular feature is the successful participation by part of the space in the innovation tender from 1 April 2022, under the special solar systems segment. This provides funding for special system combinations, e.g. with battery storage.
Pfaffenthaler Hof agriphotovoltaics
The town of Ottweiler in the district of Neunkirchen is home to the 25.55-hectare site of the Pfaffenthaler Hof Solar Park development plan. Project development began in 2019 with the launch of the planning process. Building rights for an agriphotovoltaic system with around 4.2 megawatts of generator output are expected to be granted in the third quarter of 2022.
The space will continue to be used as cattle pasture. To ensure that the cattle can coexist alongside solar power generation, cable wires and inverters are being laid and installed with access protection. The enclosure uses a pasture fence, as per the development plan. The construction area will be permeated with rows of fruit trees and crossed by a gas pipeline, allowing plans for six different construction areas with the rows of vertical, bifacial module substructures using different orientations in some places. This will have a homogenising effect on the feeding profile.