Energy firm Tauron to build 5-MW solar power farm in southern Poland

Tauron Group intends to build photovoltaic installations on its territories to a combined capacity of 75-150MWp. Andrzej Grygiel/PAP

The Tauron Group is to build a 5-MW photovoltaic farm at the site of the former Jaworzno I Power Station, in southern Poland, the firm has announced in a press release.

The project will be co-financed by the Provincial Fund for Environmental Protection and Water Management (WFOSiGW) in Katowice, southern Poland.

The contract with WFOSiGW provides for the granting of preferential loans to build solar energy farms with the possibility of redeeming up to PLN 3 million (EUR 663,000). Tauron said that after fulfilling the contractual terms, Tauron Wytwarzanie will be able to make use of the redeemed quota to finance further pro-ecological investments.

The farm in Jaworzno will be built by a consortium of the Tauron Serwis and Tauron Dystrybucje companies. Preparatory work is currently ongoing at the site. The investment is scheduled for completion by the end of the year.

Tauron Group intends to build photovoltaic installations on its territories to a combined capacity of 75-150MWp. The programme covers five locations of varying degrees of advancement and capacity. The investments are being developed on recultivated land or land in need of recultivation.