Renewable energy provider BayWa r.e. and construction company HeidelbergCement have signed a 10-year corporate Power Purchase Agreement (PPA) for the Witnica solar park in Poland.
The agreement represents a shift to clean and sustainable energy use in Poland, as Witnica becomes the first subsidy-free PPA-backed solar park in the country.
Expected to be completed before the summer, it will become the largest park in Poland, delivering green electricity across the nation and having a capacity of 64.6MW.
The deal shows further progress in HeidelbergCement’s journey to net zero, as it follows the company’s decision to join the 50 Sustainability & Climate Leaders project. In addition, BayWa r.e. aims to construct 1GW worth of solar and wind projects across Poland over the next five years.
Global Director of Solar Projects at BayWa r.e. said: “Here is the ultimate proof that photovoltaic power can, without any subsidies, be competitive to conventional energies, even in a European country further north, which still generates 80% of its electricity from coal.”