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Energa promotes the installation of PV systems among farmers

Energa Obrót, a subsidiary of Energa from the ORLEN Group, wishes to contribute to improving farmer’s energy efficiency by offering turnkey solar installations. The Pomeranian Chamber of Agriculture is one of the entities that decided to take advantage of the opportunity by investing in a 10 kilowatts peak (kWp) photovoltaic installation.

All together 24 PV panels will supply power to the Pomeranian Chamber of Agriculture significantly reducing electricity bills. It will also serve an educational purpose, as both owners of associated farms and students of the nearby schools will have the chance to learn more about the dynamically developing PV technology.

Energa intends to scale up investments in solar power by offering comprehensive service from the planning and the selection of the best technologies, through support in obtaining additional financing, to assembly and post-installation service. In the case of larger, commercial installations, Energa also offers to purchase surplus electricity and feed it into the power grid.

Depending on the needs of the farm and the capacity of the installation, farmers can use various financial support tools when investing in solar panels. Larger installations intended for agricultural or commercial activities can benefit from governmental and local governmental subsidies, auctions, preferential loans or leases.

The Energa Group owns more than 50 RES generation assets, mainly across the hydro, onshore wind and solar PV segments, which accounts for over 30 per cent of its electricity output. Major Polish oil refiner and petrol retailer PKN ORLEN completed the acquisition of Energa Group this year.

At the beginning of September, the installed capacity of photovoltaics in Poland was 2528 megawatts (MW), that is 267 MW higher than the month before. The country is expected to see its installed PV capacity rise from 1.5 gigawatts (GW) at the end of 2019 to around 2.5 GW by the end of this year to reach its target of 7.8 GW of solar by 2030 – as outlined in the National Plan for Energy and Climate.

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