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Climate-friendly energy for around 5,800 households from one of the largest solar parks in Baden-Württemberg

Inauguration of the 17-megawatt solar park in Emmingen-Liptingen / potential to reduce carbon emissions by 12,750 metric tons per year
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An overview of the solar park in Emmingen-Liptingen (Copyright: Paul Gärtner for EnBW)

Emmingen-Liptingen/Stuttgart. With a capacity of around 17.3 megawatts, EnBW’s new plant in Emmingen-Liptingen is the largest solar park in the Tuttlingen district. Mayor Joachim Löffler – together with EnBW Board Member Dr. Georg Stamatelopoulos, Prof. Klaus Mangold from Mangold Consulting GmbH and Bernd Mager, Head of Social Affairs at Tuttlingen District Office – have now officially inaugurated the solar park.

“The community of Emmingen-Liptingen is proud to have played its part in driving the energy transition and protecting the environment by providing the appropriate planning support. The energy crisis also shows that Germany needs to become more independent in the field of energy production,” said Mayor Joachim Löffler.

Dr. Georg Stamatelopoulos, Board Member for Sustainable Generation Infrastructure at EnBW, added: “We are delighted to have been able to connect another high-performance solar park to the grid with this project. My thanks go to the municipality of Emmingen-Liptingen and the authorities involved for the straightforward and pleasant collaboration. This PV park is one of the largest in Baden-Württemberg and therefore very much a step in the right direction for the energy transition.”

Helping to drive the energy transition, protect the environment and achieve greater independence

“As a team – comprising citizens, politicians, conservationists, developers and operators – we have shown in Baden-Württemberg that the energy transition can also be achieved at local level within a short space of time if all stakeholders are taken seriously and included in the process. It was the only way in which the Emmendingen-Liptingen solar park project could be built in almost record-breaking time,” explained Prof. Klaus Mangold. He and his son Dr. Christoph Mangold have been actively involved in the project as co-initiators and a source of ideas and will continue to play a responsible role as partners in the future operating company.

“The sun shines where we live and we have to take advantage of it. To this end, everyone must pull together, not only municipalities and districts, but also citizens and plant and grid operators. For me, every solar park is a sign that this collaboration is working and that we can achieve our common goal of generating our own energy locally,” said Bernd Mager from Tuttlingen District Office.

The roughly 32,000 solar modules can generate over 20 million kilowatt-hours per year and thus meet the annual electricity needs of around 5,800 households. The environmentally friendly solar energy makes it possible cut carbon emissions, which are harmful to the climate, by almost 13,000 metric tons per year. A transformer station in Mauenheim connects the solar park to the grid.

A home for animals and local flowering plants

Native seeds have been sown on the extensive green space beneath and between the solar modules. In addition, sheep and goats will graze here, while foxes and hares could feel equally at home. The site will also be a retreat and a source of food for small animals, insects and birds.

About EnBW

With a workforce of some 27,000 employees, EnBW is one of the largest energy supply companies in Germany and Europe. It supplies electricity, gas and water together with infrastructure and energy-related products and services to around 5.5 million customers. In the company’s transformation from a traditional energy provider to a sustainable infrastructure group, the expansion of renewable energy sources and of the distribution and transportation grids for electricity and gas are cornerstones of EnBW’s growth strategy and the focus of its investment spending. Between 2023, and 2025, EnBW plans gross investment totaling €14 billion, largely in accelerating the implementation of the energy transition. EnBW aims for renewables to account for over half of its generation portfolio by as early as the end of 2025 and to phase out coal by the end of 2028. These are key milestones on the way to the company being carbon-neutral by 2035.

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