Innogy SE has been awarded up to 42 MW of solar capacity in a Polish government tender, strengthening its position in the country's solar market.
The company won 42 ground-mounted solar farms of up to 1 MW each in the auction, run by Polish Energy Regulatory Office, to add to its first Polish solar project, known as Stawiec, and complement its onshore wind portfolio in the country.
"The awarded projects are smaller in size but grouped into clusters in order to optimize construction and further operations," Thorsten Blanke, head of solar power at Innogy, said in a Jan. 7 release, adding that the company has a "sizeable" solar pipeline in Poland.
In addition to the awarded projects, which are ready to be built, the majority of remaining projects in the pipeline are at an advanced stage of development and will be ready for auctions within the next two years, Blanke said.
Construction work on the awarded projects is expected to start this year.