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Oh deer – Poland building 10MW ‘solar cluster’ with animal shapes

Poland joins the cute and fuzzy animal solar club with its newest planned 10MW facility – a solar park shaped like a deer.  On January 5th, Polski Solar SA announced the plans for the antlered 10 MW solar PV plant.

The plant is to be located in the town of Jelenia Góra, Poland (translated: “Deer Mountain”).

Polski Solar’s CEO, William Buba, explains the purpose of the project: “The Jelenia Gora designer solar PV park pays visual tribute to the municipality of Jelenia Gora for its role as a leader in the drive for energy independence for municipalities in Poland.”

30,000 Black and blue solar panels will fill an area of 54 acres to form the image of a reclining deer.  With 4,500 households expected to be powered by the project, there are already plans to expand the new facility by an additional 4MW of solar pv and 3MW biogas.

The plant, which will cost $13.2 million, is a result of Poland’s Renewable Energy Sources (RES) Act, where creating “energy clusters” in Poland is a legal priority.  In addition to this designer solar PV park, Polski Solar also has plans to build 6 other energy clusters in Southern Poland.

Poland is an EU member state committed to a renewable energy target of 15% by 2020.

China built a panda shaped solar power system – and is actually making it a thing to build them more. Great marketing.

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