Behind the hill, several wind turbines slowly turn their circles in the setting sun. They provide "green electricity. The next regenerative energy source on the heights between fischbach and vogtendorf, however, is still a thought game. However, this could already change on monday.
In the first attempt, the city council could not bring itself to immediately pave the way for the 13-hectare photovoltaic park applied for by IBC solar. Questions from burgers as well as guesses were open. A site visit should make the project more tangible. What remains after this meeting shortly before the decisive session, in which on 25. November a fundamental decision is to be made?
"On the whole, I see the local meeting as positive", is pleased project developer matthias korner. The fair treatment between the questioners, skeptics and himself also contributed to this. And there was a lot to talk about. Demand: alexander wellach from vogtendorf points to the wind turbines in sight. A part of them did not turn. Such a partial operation is not an exceptional case. "Is there no need then?", he asked. If this is the case, then perhaps there is no need for another on-site plant to generate even more electricity at the expense of agricultural land.
In the north of germany, there are indeed shutdowns of such wind power plants due to overcapacities, but in the south such a thing is an exception, korner denied this thesis. However, he said, there are a number of other reasons why a wind farm only operates partially. Grazing: the flat for the PV system was last adjusted again. The reason is a desired cooperation with a neighboring grazing concept. This should also extend to the flatness of the solar plant. However, in response to wellach's question, korner pointed out that there was no contradiction between planting bushes as visual protection and sheep grazing to prevent scrub encroachment. Rather, at the core of the grazing concept are slope areas where this cultural landscape has existed historically, these grazing areas." hunting: bernd korb () expects "huge cuts" for the hunting community. For this he blamed on the one hand the PV-flat and also its wide-space surrounding ("there pushes because of possible damage to the plant nobody"), but likewise a feared displacement of the game. As a result, the hunters were no longer able to fulfill their legal mandate to hunt wild boar. Korner admitted that there was such a field of tension. However, he pointed out the importance of such plants for the energy turnaround, which puts the required flat size into perspective. Such facilities make a substantial contribution to this turnaround," he said. Ultimately, the situation is no different than in cases where, for example, the food industry takes over large areas of land for corn cultivation. Public: klaus simon (SPD) urged that the citizens be better involved in the planning process. For mayor wolfgang beiergroblein () no problem. Anyone who is interested can attend the council meetings. "It is a public procedure", agreed korner, who, in response to our question, stated: "there are of course points of criticism, but i do think that the positive aspects outweigh the negative." whether this is the case will be seen on monday.
What IBC solar is planning at fischbach
The on-site meeting left a good impression on project developer matthias korner of IBC solar from bad staffelstein. The interaction between critics and supporters had been very objective and the council members had shown themselves to be open to the discussion. That's why he is confident that the committee will give the green light and that the construction of the photovoltaic plant near fischbach can be started next year. If everything goes smoothly, korner considers the start of operations at the beginning of 2021 to be a realistic goal. But what is actually planned at fischbach, and who is IBC solar anyway?? Here are the most important facts and figures at a glance. Project: the planned plant on a hill near hofles, vogtendorf and fischbach comprises two sub-areas with a total of around 12.7 hectares of usable pv area. 2.4 hectares of compensation area (pasture) are planned, plus two pasture corridors (0.2 hectares each). Electricity: the electricity yield per year is forecast at 10,163,000 kilowatt hours. According to IBC solar, this meant that 3566 households could be supplied with electricity. Carbon dioxide savings are reported at 5933 tons per year. Landscape: the removal of shrubs and woods from the boundaries, which are in keeping with the region, as well as the grazing of sheep, should also be carried out. The nature park status is not to be jeopardized, as there will be no interference with protected areas. Costs: no costs are to be incurred by the flat owners or the municipality. Company: IBC solar was founded in 1982. The company is headquartered in bad staffelstein, germany. IBC solar has 353 employees worldwide, 235 of them at its headquarters.