- Energy trendsetter acquires 49 percent stake in PV plant in Biehla near Kamenz (Saxony)
- Installed capacity to be expanded to a total of around 1.75 MWp by spring 2023
With the acquisition of its first own solar park, Germany’s largest green energy discounter eprimo is actively driving forward the energy transition. The PV park in Biehla (Saxony) will supply almost 590 households with climate-friendly energy. From April 2023, eprimo will make the electricity generated available to its customers via a direct purchase agreement (Power Purchase Agreement).
From now on, 49 percent of the solar park in Biehla near Kamenz in Saxony will be owned by eprimo, while RenExpert GmbH will hold a 51 percent share. The PV plant, whose first construction phase has been in operation since October 2021, currently generates an output of just under 750 kWp. This year, the expansion will start with a planned additional output of around 1 MWp. Commissioning is scheduled for spring 2023. The solar park will then have a total yield of 1.8 GWh. With an average consumption of around 3,100 kWh per household, this plant alone is expected to supply around 590 households with green electricity.
Due to the direct purchase agreement, the electricity is purchased in such a way that the customers of the eprimo Green Power Community (GSC) are directly supplied with the generated energy. This means that GSC customers can use the locally produced green power even if they do not generate their own electricity. For every kWh consumed by the GSC, eprimo provides 0.3 cents and thus promotes the further expansion of renewable energies with the eprimo Sonnencent. The PV park in Biehla is the first PV plant financed with the Sonnencent.
eprimo, the energy changer. As Germany’s green energy discounter with the most customers, eprimo is a provider of green electricity and green gas and brings the energy turnaround to over 1.7 million households. All customers are offered numerous opportunities to actively participate in the expansion of renewable energies: Through attractive additional payments for prosumers, the promotion of new PV systems with the Sonnencent, and participation in citizen energy projects, their customers become #energiewendemachers. As a company, eprimo also acts sustainably and is climate-neutral in all its business activities.