Where are photovoltaic parks built in East Holstein?

Eastern Holstein. Roofs shining in the sun, capturing green energy, can be seen almost everywhere in eastern Holstein. Solar parks, on the other hand, are still a rarity. But not for long: A look at municipal plans shows that photovoltaics in open spaces is growing.

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The topic in Ahrensbök is particularly important in the agenda. Up to five percent of the commune’s area (475 hectares) can be used for solar energy. There is now a buffer of around 40 hectares, says Mayor Andreas Zimmermann (independent). There are currently seven parks planned, says Zimmermann. There will still be questions. The head of administration is convinced that politicians will continue to discuss whether the five percent limit will be maintained. Because looking at the development of the last few months, it is clear: “The demand for green energy is greater than ever.”

Bosau is also about generating energy from the sun. Recently, land owners have been able to propose land for the installation of photovoltaic systems. A collective solar energy concept is currently being developed. 23 hectares are already in the planning phase.

Mayor Andreas Zimmermann (independent) sees his community on the right track when it comes to wind power.

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Green hydrogen will be produced in Grömitz

GP Joule from Bredstedt is planning near Rüting (Grömitz) for solar energy production on approximately 50 hectares. Electricity is not only to be supplied to the grid, but also to be used to produce green hydrogen. “It was important to us – we gave it to the planners,” explains committee chairman Henning Faasel (CDU). The open space concept currently under development will show whether other areas in the Grömitz area are possible.

Altenkrempe has already opted for the open space concept. GP Joule also wants to operate here in Sierhagen on an area of ​​20 hectares. Solarwind Projekt GmbH from Hamburg will continue to plan another 40 hectares in Mussel.

Fehmarn is also preparing to enter the solar energy market. The open space concept envisages an area 200 meters wide on both sides of the B 207 – from Burg to Puttgarden. It’s 186 hectares. Meanwhile, politicians unanimously approved the planning of two solar park construction projects. “So far, only the scope within the region has been defined. A concrete project is still ahead of us, explains Benjamin May, head of the construction office in Fehmarn. According to Benjamin Köneking, spokesman for the planned wind farm

The largest solar park in Ostholstein is (still) in Schashagen

West of the A1 in Groß Schlamin (Schashagen), which is currently the largest system in East Holstein, it was commissioned in August 2021. With a peak power of 9.9 megawatts, an average of 2,800 households can be supplied, calculates Cimbergy’s managing director Hans-Detlef Feddersen. His company from Husum built the park. Feddersen: “In addition to the landowners and our company, local residents can now participate in a quarter of the wind farm.”

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Reon AG from Lower Saxony, which wants to build another solar park in Groß Schlamin on 22 hectares, also plans to involve citizens. Projected park power: 24 megawatts. It is estimated that 6,800 households could then benefit from the solar energy captured east of the A1 motorway. According to Reon, construction is to start at the end of 2024.

The company Wattmanufactur from North Friesland operates its solar parks, as here in Grimmen, according to its own declarations, in an ecologically sustainable manner.

The company Wattmanufactur from North Friesland operates its solar parks, as here in Grimmen, according to its own declarations, in an ecologically sustainable manner.

At the very beginning are the plans of the two companies in Manhagen. Overall, this is an area of ​​65 hectares, confirms Mayor Andreas Kröger (CDU) and adds: “The municipal council has decided that the planning process can be pushed.” One of the projects is being carried out by Wattmanufactur from Galmsbüll (Nordfriesland County), which already manages a solar park on the A 1 motorway in Heiligenhafen.

Only 17 percent of solar energy is produced in open spaces in the East Holstein region

Power grid operator Schleswig-Holstein Netz AG currently sets the photovoltaic capacity in the Ostholstein county to about 97 megawatts. That’s about 16 percent of all systems (solar, wind and biomass) that are funded by the Renewable Energy Act. In the East Holstein region, wind energy has the largest share. So far, only 17% of solar energy comes from open spaces. In 2021, the share of photovoltaics in the supply of green energy to the grid in Ostholstein was approximately 7.7%. – that is approximately 68,000 MWh.

At the Ministry of Energy Transition in Kiel In November 2021, on 1,679 ha, there were rights to build photovoltaic systems, and 805 ha were still in the planning stage. In May 2022, there were building rights for 1,907 ha, and 1,460 ha were planned.

The 52-hectare park in Schönwalde is scheduled to open in 2023.

Schönwalde is planning photovoltaic installations on 52 hectares. “We expect the project to be implemented in 2023” Said Mayor Winfried Saak (CDU). A solar energy concept already exists in the commune. A citizens’ meeting on solar energy is still planned, explains Saak. The results will be taken into account for the final decision at the community meeting in September.

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Zweckverband Ostholstein (ZVO) runs its own solar park at the Süsel waterworks.  Oliver Kripal (left) and Reimar von Wachholtz are project leaders.

Zweckverband Ostholstein (ZVO) runs its own solar park at the Süsel waterworks. Oliver Kripal (left) and Reimar von Wachholtz are project leaders.

Süsel is also involved in two solar energy projects: Neustadt’s Baltic Windwerke wants to create two solar parks in the areas between the old and new B 76 (two hectares) and near Ottendorf (21 hectares). Another system in the village of Bujendorf will deliver up to 80 megawatts over 75 hectares. The Zweckverband Ostholstein (ZVO) solar park at the waterworks in Süsel is already producing solar energy.

Other plans exist in Göhl (18 hectares), Damlos (24 hectares), Oldenburg (six hectares) and in Grossenbrode, south of Klaustorf (10 hectares).

Author: Manuel Buechner

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