SWR Aktuell 17.05.2023

Pilot project: fruit and PV

Agri PV, agriculture combined with photovoltaics, is a highly topical issue – especially in regions with intensive land use, such as Baden-Württemberg. On occasion of the inauguration of a pilot project near Heilbronn, regional TV station SWR reported on the issue and its special challenges.

Official launch of the Energy Tower

Sponsoring SV Sandhausen

The MKG GÖBEL team is extremely successful, but in a field that is almost unnoticed by the public. Participating in the Energy Tower advertisement at second division soccer club SV Sandhausen now provides additional visibility.

Solar park Nochten (D)

Solar park near Nochten opencast mine

For NaturEnergy KGaA, MKG GÖBEL has built a solar park with an output of 18 megawatts in eastern Saxonia. An unusual feature: the plant generates electricity mainly in the morning hours to compensate for grid peaks at lunchtime.

The GMS® DOUBLE installation in Oedheim protects raspberry bushes from heavy rain, hail and too much sunlight

Agri-PV in Heuchlingen

In August 2022, MKG GÖBEL set up an experimental plant at the State Teaching and Research Institute for Viticulture and Fruit Growing (LVWO), in cooperation with our partner BayWa r.e. The project will help to gather practical experience and to offer better solutions for combining photovoltaics and agriculture.

Tagesthemen 16.05.2022

Photovoltaics and wildlife conservation in the Donaumoos

Solar parks as element of the energy transformation and environmental protection both have the goal of preserving our natural environment. Nevertheless, the respective requirements must be coordinated. Germany’s ARD Tagesthemen dealt with this issue using the example of the largest solar park in Bavaria, which was built by project developer Anumar and MKG GÖBEL in the bavarian region of Donaumoos.

Martin Kopf, Chairman of the Hot-Dip Galvanizing Industry Association, handing over the 2022 Innovation and Sustainability Award to Achim Essl, MKG GÖBEL

Feuerverzinken Innovation and Sustainability Award goes to MKG GÖBEL

MKG GÖBEL’s GMS® DOUBLE Agri PV mounting system is receiving unbroken attention: After the pilot project in Büren was awarded the “German Solar Prize” a year ago, the mounting system itself is now receiving the “Hot-dip Galvanizing Innovation and Sustainability Award 2022”.

Solar park Beidweiler, Luxembourg

RTL solar park Beidweiler, Luxembourg

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?

German Solar Prize 2021 for Agri-PV plant Büren

Award for Agri PV project by MKG Göbel

The term “Agri-PV” stands for the combination of photovoltaics with agricultural land use – a field with great potential. The GMS® DOUBLE system that MKG Göbel built for a berry farm was recently awarded with the 2021 Deutscher Solarpreis (German Solar Prize).

Solar park Schornhof (D)

120 MWp solar park Schornhof

Schornhof is the largest solar park in southern Germany – with an output of approx. 120 MWp, the plant supplies “green electricity” for approx. 30,000 households.

Groundbreaking in the Hardthausen forest

Work starts in the Hardthausen forest

Heilbronn-based ZEAG has been operating Baden-Württemberg’s largest and most powerful wind farm in the Hardthausen forest since 2015. Now, the plant will be supplemented by a solar park. With MKG Göbel, ZEAG and Bürgerenergiegenossenschaft Widdern have found a competent partner right in their region.

Solar park Lauperath (D)

Solar park Lauperath

The Lauperath field installation consists of two sections and is built in slope parallel construction.

Solar park Bavelse Berg (NL)

Solar park Bavelse Berg

On a former landfill site east of Breda (NL), a large solar park is being built which will supply electricity for approx. 13,000 households after completion in spring 2021.

Solar park Lelystad I + II (NL)

Solar park Lelystad I + II

After installing solar park project “Lelystad I” with approx. 28 MWp in 2019 we are near to completion of “Lelystad II” with a power of approx. 12.7 MWp for our customer Goldbeck Solar GmbH.

GMS® DOUBLE plant at Büren

New approaches with GMS® DOUBLE

Innovative and with vision, entrepreneurs from Büren have invested in two greenhouses with dual use. The roofs of the constructions are covered with translucent solar modules, which protect the plants from the hail and from drying out – and at the same time produce green electricity.

Roof-top systems, Plauen (D)

Roof-top systems in Plauen (D)

In March 2019, we implemented a whole series of photovoltaic roof systems in Plauen, in the beautiful Free State of Saxony.

Solar park Eemshaven (NL)

Eemshaven: gas and solar energy

In September 2018, we already completed an outdoor plant in the north-east of the Netherlands. As the plant is located on the site of a gas-fired power station, high health and safety requirements had to be observed.

Solar park Lelystad (NL)

Lelystad: fully packed with GMS® MAX

During August this year, we completed another large solar park in Lelystad, not far from Amsterdam in the Netherlands. This plant is oriented from east to west and has an extremely close row spacing.

Safety certificates for MKG Göbel

In May and July 2019, our company successfully completed the certification processes for ISO 45001 and SCC, two important quality standards in the area of industrial safety and health protection.

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