Poland’s energy holding company Tauron launched the construction of a photovoltaic installation at the site of its former coal-fired power plant in Jaworzno.
It is the first out of five planned farms with a capacity of over 100 megawatts (MW) under the program Tauron PV.
“More than 12,000 photovoltaic panels with a total capacity of 5 Mega Watt peak (MWp) will be placed on the plot,” said Łukasz Zimnoch, spokesperson for TAURON.
Earlier in May, Tauron decided to modernise its coal-fired thermal power station at Jaworzno, to make it operate under more stringent environmental standards.
“Building a solar power plant in post-industrial areas is the most advantageous solution from an environmental point of view, thanks to which the areas not developed for years gain a new life,” commented Wojciech Przepadło, Vice President of the Management Board of TAURON.
The investment is in line with Tauron’s Green Returns initiative, which aims at increasing the share of renewable energy sources (RES) in the Group’s energy mix to over 65 per cent in 2030 while reducing emissions by 50 per cent.