Municipal Heat Supply Company in Kielce has a modern solar farm

Municipal Heat Supply Company in Kielce officially inaugurated the operation of a solar farm. The investment was created for the needs of the municipal heating plant at ul. Hauke-Bosak. Thanks to it, it will be possible to save 30 thousand. PLN annually and significantly reduce carbon dioxide emissions.

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Photovoltaic farm, built in MPEC along ul. Pileckiego, in summer will secure the demand for electrical equipment in heating plants. Thus, it will reduce the consumption of electricity from traditional carriers, stabilizing the costs of heat production for the residents of the housing estates Barwinek, Kochanowski and Ściegienne.

– We already have the first results and we know that in June thanks to the solar farm, the fees for electricity consumed by the heating plant were lower by 5 thousand. zł. It also turned out that in the hours with the best sunshine we have overproduction of energy in relation to the boiler room demand. In the future, we will discharge these surpluses to the network – announced Jan Karwasiński, president of the board of MPEC in Kielce.

The investment cost slightly over 340 thousand. PLN and was fully financed from the funds of the company, which treats it as a pilot of similar activities in other MPEC facilities. The solar farm will also be used to educate about the benefits of using renewable energy in the city.

– This is a good direction for large cities, because in addition to measurable economic benefits, it is very important for environmental protection. These two installations will reduce CO2 by approximately 35,000 kilograms per year. They are also part of the trend of self-government pursuit of energy self-sufficiency of facilities belonging to the city – emphasized Bogdan Wenta, Mayor of Kielce.

Photovoltaic farm, built in MPEC heating plant along ul. Pilecki, consists of two independent micro-installations with a total nominal power of 99.6 kW. In total, 332 solar panels will produce 93.2 MWh of energy annually under favorable weather conditions. Single-crystal panels with PERC technology used in MPEC installations have the highest guarantee of efficiency and 30-year life.

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