The biggest solar power plant in Poland is operational and produces electricity

The biggest solar power plant in Poland starts operating and producing green energy. The farm was created by the initiative of Zygmunt Solorz and is one of the steps on ZE PAK’s way to move on from charcoal and producing clean energy. The Farm, built by ESOLEO and PAK Serwis for ZE PAK group, is in Brudzew and has the overall power of 70 MWp. Polsat Plus Group will be one of the recipients of the energy.

This is the biggest private investment in green energy in Poland. This modern and currently biggest in Poland solar power plant is yet another huge step towards green transformation, both for ZE PAK and the Wielkopolska region. By 2030 PAK is to produce energy almost exclusively from renewable sources, including, among others, the Sun, wind, and biomass. Soon in Konin we will launch green hydrogen production – the fuel of the future” – said Piotr Woźny, President of ZE PAK S.A.

The farm consists of 155,554 photovoltaic modules, each with the power of 455 Wp. It spreads on the area of around 100 ha, used by Adamów Mine for opencast charcoal mining not so long ago. ESOLEO hired former miners, helping them requalify and realize project related to renewable energy.

“Green energy from Brudzew started to flow two days before the COP 26 Climate Summit, often called “summit of the last chance” for the world to reach an agreement when it comes to stopping the global warming. Investments such as this one go to show that with the mutual understanding of all sides: business, citizens and local govermnet we can win the race against time in climate protection” – remarked Mariusz Klimczak, President of ESOLEO.

“Turek District and Brudzew – charcoal mining area a few years back, now producing green energy – are real symbols of Polish energy transformation. Thanks to over 163,8 million PLN of fully private investment this territory regained its value in use and now serves a prime example of realizing the energy transformation while including former miners and creating new jobs for them” – adds Piotr Woźny, President of ZE PAK S.A.

The photovoltaic farm in Brudzew will contribute to reducing the increase in the temperature of the atmosphere – which is now crucial for stopping globlal warming. Annually, the power plant is to produce about 68,188 MWh, which will translate into a reduction of CO2 emissions at the level of 56.7 thousand tons of CO2 per year. In this context, it should be remembered that the current high energy prices are, among others, the effect of a gigantic increase in the costs of CO2 emission allowances – during the year the cost of emission of 1 tonne increased by 156% from EUR 22.98 / t to approx. EUR 59 / t.

About Farma Brudzew power plant

The plant was built by consortium ESOLEO Sp. z o.o. and Refit Company PAK SERWIS sp z o.o.

Krzysztof Dziaduszyński, member of the board of ESOLEO and PAK PCE highlights that this plant is the first module in Poland producing D-type energy with ION certification in accordance with NC RfG: “This investement was realized in a very rapid pace – the preliminary work began on November 4, 2020, we obtained a legally valid replacement permit for construction on February 12, 2021, when we started the assembly of the farm structure. The assembly of the modules lasted from April 12 to August 11 this year. We sent the notification about the completion of the construction to the district office on August 19, 2021, and on October 26, 2021, the farm gained a temporary ION use permit issued by ENERGA-OPERATOR S.A., which gives 355 days from the start of preparatory work to obtain the ION certificate”.

Apart from the modules, 306 inverters and over 900 km of wiring and optical fibers were used for the construction of the power plant. The farm fence itself, to which 16 entrance gates lead, is 12 km long. There are 31 transformer stations on the site of the power plant, each with a capacity of 2MVA. The pallets left by the photovoltaic modules have been processed into plywood boards that will be used to produce furniture.