About this good practice
The investment was created out of the need to save on the costs of electricity used in the Municipal Waste Treatment Plant. In addition, their company had an area of about 1 ha of unused space on a reclaimed waste landfill. The idea of building a photovoltaic power plant came up whose energy is first used for the company's own needs and surpluses are sold to the power grid operator. The photovoltaic installation power is 627.20 kWp It consists of 2,240 polycrystalline modules with a capacity of 280 Wp and 14 inverters. The total project costs was EUR 542,690.04 of which EUR 255,983.40 was the subsidy from the ROP of the Świętokrzyskie Voivodeship 2014-2020 and EUR 272,371.3 was the loan from the Voivodeship Fund for Environmental Protection and Water Management in Kielce. The company’s own financial contribution amounted to EUR 14,335.33.
EUR 542,690.04 was the total cost of the installation. The company got the subsidy from the Regional Operational Programme (ERDF) of EUR 255,983.40 and the loan from the Voivodeship Fund for Environmental Protection and Water Management in Kielce was EUR 272,371.3. Own contribution: EUR 14,335.33.
Evidence of success
The photovoltaic power plant produced about 610 MWh of electricity and CO2 reduction has amounted to about 215 t for the last 10 months. The fraction of renewable energy consumed is 9.3% - 68.2% of the total energy produced by the company depending on the month. When electricity production is lower (end of autumn, winter, early spring) the share of renewable energy is lower, while when electricity production from RES is higher - a larger share is sold to the operator.
Potential for learning or transfer
The method of setting up (building) of the photovoltaic installation is very unconventional, because it is located on the canopy of a reclaimed storage yard – in other words on the "top of the hill of garbage.” This way of location is a sensation on a national and European scale – a case of practical use of land, which until now was useless and generated costs in the form of property tax.