19. 09. 2022

The largest rooftop solar power plant in the Czech Republic to be built on a manufacturing campus in Tachov

The suburban Urbanity Campus Tachov will become the production complex with the lowest carbon footprint in the Czech Republic thanks to the use of green energy. It will include the largest domestic rooftop photovoltaic power plant with battery storage. The Urbanity Group has newly selected Solar Global as the contractor and has started its first works in September this year. The annual production of green energy will be equivalent to the consumption of about a quarter of Tachov households. The estimated investment in the project amounts to approximately CZK 225 million.

The solar power plant will supply locally generated electricity to all buildings within the 220,000 m2 Urbanity Campus Tachov. The power plant itself is expected to have an installed capacity of almost 5 MW generating yearly more than 5,000 MWh of electricity, which corresponds to the consumption of about a quarter of Tachov households. The total amount of the investment is estimated to reach CZK 225 million, with part of this amount to be covered by the National Renewal Plan for Photovoltaic Power Plants subsidy programme.

"With clean and safe electricity generated through panels placed on otherwise hard-to-use rooftops of production halls, we are significantly reducing the campus' energy demand and thus its carbon footprint. For end consumers, this also means lower and more stable energy costs, reduced emissions and less dependence on public grids, which is particularly important in the current geopolitical climate," emphasises Roland Hofman, co-founder of the Urbanity Group.

"The photovoltaic power plant will be connected to a large-capacity battery storage facility and numerous charging stations for electric vehicles within the emerging community energy block. Everything will be managed through smart energy management, based on the optimization of individual energy flows," says Ondřej Šetka, director of the Urbanity Campus Tachov project.

However, the rooftop photovoltaic power plant is not the only sustainable solution that Urbanity is implementing inside the Tachov campus. It is already part of a blue-green infrastructure network for ecological water management that helps the campus combat the unpleasant heat island effect. Of course, there are also numerous nooks that have undergone landscaping and gardening. The Urbanity Group takes a similar approach in all the regions in which it operates.

Urbanity Real Estate Group has recently been increasingly involved in projects related to green energy and technological innovation. This is also why it has recently partnered with the Modern Energy Association and the Community Energy Union. "Our vision is to make a positive contribution to solving the energy and environmental crisis by creating clean and local energy sources. We want to achieve carbon neutrality, complete decarbonisation and energy self-sufficiency. We are currently assembling a team of experts who will prepare a new energy concept that is applicable to our production campuses and beyond," says Roland Hofman.

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