PGE Energia Odnawialna is looking for a contractor for another large-scale photovoltaic installation – the 5 MW Jedlanka Stara PV. Located in the Radom district of the Mazovia province, the farm should be commissioned in the second half of 2024.
The Jedlanka Stara PV power plant will consist of approximately 10,000 monocrystalline modules of at least less than 500 W each. They will be bifacial panels, which absorb light bilaterally, both directly falling on the cell and reflected light arriving from behind. The use of this type of module will increase energy production by several %. Its generation can be estimated at +5 GWh of electricity per year, enough to supply around 2,500 households.
According to the timetable, the tender process is expected to be completed in mid-April 2023. The contractor will have just over a year to build and commission this large-scale installation. The farm, with an estimated cost of around PLN 20 million, should be connected to the grid, as planned, in the second half of 2024.
The construction of the Jedlanka Stara PV farm is part of PGE Group’s investment programme, which aims to have at least 3 GW of installed solar power capacity by 2030. At the end of last year, the capacity of PV installations in operation was 22 MW. In 2023, a further 24 large-scale installations will be commissioned across Poland. In total, at the end of the year, the PGE Group will have at least around 500 MW in solar farms built or under construction (excluding project acquisitions).
PGE Energia Odnawialna is currently the largest producer of green energy in Poland. At the end of 2022, it operated 20 wind farms, 29 hydroelectric power plants, four pumped storage power plants and 24 photovoltaic farms. The investment process will continue in the coming years. The company has secured approximately 3,000 ha of land for photovoltaic farms with a capacity of more than 2 GW.