Five systems from spring
The municipal utilities intend to install the first five systems of the major order as early as next spring. The municipal utility is currently examining other buildings and prioritizing them depending on their technical characteristics. So far, the Berliner Stadtwerke have already built a solar system on the roof of a primary school in the Berlin district of Steglitz-Zehlendorf.
“In view of the climate neutrality of Berlin planned for 2045, we have to move faster than before with the generation of environmentally friendly energy in the city,” says Steglitz-Zehlendorf’s District Mayor Maren Schellenberg. “For this reason, and because of the positive experience we have gained in working with the Berliner Stadtwerke, we have now decided to bundle the solar expansion.”
Project for almost 23 MW
Almost all Berlin districts follow the example of Steglitz-Zehlendorf. Marzahn-Hellersdorf, Lichtenberg, Reinickendorf, Friedrichshain-Kreuzberg and Neukölln have signed declarations of intent with the BSW until 2024. The total scope of these projects is almost 23 MW.
“Our lease model for solar systems, which is tailored to rapid expansion and the needs of the districts and can be implemented quickly thanks to its standards, is now very well received,” said Kerstin Busch, Managing Director, BSW.
Berliner Stadtwerke finance, install, maintain and maintain the systems. These are dimensioned in such a way that the maximum amount of electricity generated is also used in the building.
The respective district office leases the roofs for a symbolic amount and leases the solar system in return. The district offices would not incur any additional costs due to the saved electricity. (jk)