RTL Group’s Broadcasting Center Europe (BCE), located north-east of the city of Luxembourg, covers large areas of meadowland near the villages of Beidweiler and Junglinster. The land around the transmission masts cannot be used for industrial purposes – but why not for generating electricity?
With this initial idea, the largest solar parks in the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg were built on behalf of RTL Group and the luxembourgish energy supplier Enovos. The plants were designed by WES Green and Paul Wagner & Fils. MKG Göbel contributed the substructure and performed the assembly work, so that the solar parks were successfully launched in January 2020. The second stage of expansion on the site in Beidweiler followed in 2021.
In fact, the land is now being used in three different ways: As a powerful broadcasting station, for the generation of renewable electricity for about 2,500 households and – in cooperation with a local shepherd – for extensive pasture farming. The bifacial modules also use the incidence of light on the back of the module and thus increase the electricity yield.