R&D project on peatland PV plants put out to tender

Potentials and nature conservation effects of open-space photovoltaic systems on agriculturally used peat soils

The rewetting of drained peatland soils can make a significant contribution to climate protection, but also to nature conservation. In order to stimulate rewetting, economic alternatives to the previous agricultural use of the land are necessary. The construction of solar plants is economically stimulated by the amendment of the Renewable Energy Sources Act 2023 (EEG) through the promotion of PV plants on permanently rewetted peat soils; a combined use with paludiculture is also mentioned. The aim of the research project is to create a basis for the nature conservation assessment of peatland PV systems, also in combination with paludiculture, in order to design the expansion of peatland PV in terms of nature conservation and climate protection, taking into account agricultural, technical and socio-economic requirements.

Deadline for submission is 22.06.2023, 23:59 hrs.

Link to the tender documents evergabe-online.de

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