Ampegon develops photovoltaic power plants at existing transmitter sites
World’s first concept to use large antenna fields as ideal places for power plants around the globe
Turgi/Schifferstadt, April 5, 2013. Ampegon, leading supplier of radio broadcast transmitters and antenna systems is opening a new business in Green Technologies: The essential reduction of CO2 emissions is one of the greatest challenges of the future. Ampegon is developing a unique solution to transfer vast areas into photovoltaic (PV) power plants without consuming valuable additional space. The company promotes an optimized utilization of fallow land at transmitting stations and antenna fields. What’s better than an environmental beneficial use of that land area by producing renewable energy with a photovoltaic power plant? The key conditions to build a PV power plant are fulfilled at most AM radio transmitter stations:
- Energy connection to the grid is available (mains transformers nearby)
- Area around the transmitting site is available at no additional costs
- Access roads to the unused land area are existing
- The area is protected and fenced in
- Exposure to the sun without shadow areas or large buildings nearby
Based on the large turnkey experience with radio broadcasting stations and solar power know how acquired by Parter Capital Group such business is a perfect fit for the expansion of existing transmitter sites but also for new PV power plants. The activity includes cooperation with competent design offices and well known suppliers of key components.
Since May 2012 Ampegon GmbH in Schifferstadt, Germany is developing a pilot PV project including land use plan and the necessary construction permits at a short wave antenna site in the Wertach valley in the South of Germany. The pilot project for a 20 MW solar power plant is in a final planning stage and offered to financial investors as well as to energy providers.
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