European Energy has received greenlight from the Aabenraa municipality for its plans to build the biggest solar farm to date in Northern Europe.
With an output of 300 MW, the project is the largest to date in Northern Europe and will contribute an annual reduction of some 110,000 tons of CO2 emissions.
The facility will be located in the vicinity of upcoming data centers as well as a major regional transformer station and will provide enough green power to supply more than 75,000 Danish households.
“Working together to find common ground is absolutely key to make a project of this size likely to succeed. Throughout the planning process we have had a very constructive dialogue with the municipality, and we have also seen a very constructive approach from the local citizens that will be the future neighbors of the solar farm.”Knud Erik Andersen, CEO at European Energy.
“Solar power facilities are in line with the objectives of the municipality of Aabenraa to increase the production of renewable energy. Many things are being said about climate action but following the approval of our strategy for sustainable development we can act in a more powerful way. We would like to take on our local co-responsibility in facing environmental degradation that we all are experiencing.”Thomas Andresen, mayor of the municipality of Aabenraa.
Investments equal more than 1 billion Danish kroner ($160 million) in total. Construction is expected to take place early in 2021 and the grid connection is expected to take place by the end of 2021.