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LEAG to install PV system on its headquarters

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A photovoltaic system will be installed on the roof of the headquarters of Lausitz Energie Bergbau and Lausitz Energie Kraftwerke at Leagplatz 1 in Cottbus in the coming weeks.

From August to September 2020, the solar panels will be installed on the roof surfaces of the first and third floors under the construction management of the EP New Energies (EPNE).

The electricity generated by solar energy is used primarily to meet the needs of the LEAG building. If required, energy surpluses may be put into the public grid.

“For us, the solar systems on our roofs are a further step towards environmentally friendly energy generation in the region and an investment in the future of our company. The roof-top PV system with 456 solar modules on an area of around 746 square meters is expected to generate around 125 megawatt hours of electricity per year.”

Florian Beyer, specialist department for renewable energies at LEAG, who is leading the project.

Under ideal conditions, the system could deliver up to 143 kilowatts peak (maximum output under ideal conditions).

During the assembly work, there will be short-term impairments in the area of the traffic routes at the LEAG building. The closure of part of the visitor parking lot on the south side will be necessary for the construction of the construction site.

On another LEAG building, the conference center in Lübbenau, there has also been a photovoltaic system since spring. The 510 modules, which are primarily oriented towards the west, have produced around 70 megawatt hours of electricity since they were commissioned on April 1, 2020. The 834 square meter photovoltaic system was built by the Cottbus company GermanPV. Under ideal conditions, their maximum output is around 160 kilowatts peak.

Nedim Husomanovic

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