We begin the construction of a solar farm – #GoGreen

KGHM ZANAM S.A. begins the construction of the first Polish photovoltaic power plant based on 4.0 technology. A fully functional demonstration mini-power plant has just been established on the Company’s premises in Legnica. It is used as a charging station for ZANPER – an electric vehicle used for an underground transport of people.

It will be a fully computerized and automated facility, equipped with a virtual control room and built following the directions of photovoltaic energy development recommended by the International Energy Agency. The power plant will be equipped with a high-resolution monitoring system which will enable full technical diagnostics 24/7 and remote detection of defects. The digitalization of the diagnosis of the technical condition of photovoltaic panels and inverters will use advanced analytical algorithms based on the processing of huge data sets, machine learning and artificial intelligence methods.

“The decision to build a photovoltaic power plant is a step towards energy self-sufficiency of the Legnica branch of KGHM ZANAM with the use of Renewable Energy Sources, while at the same time being part of the policy of low-emission energy management of KGHM Polska Miedź S.A.” says Bernard Cichocki, President of KGHM ZANAM S.A.

The construction of the power plant will be completed later this year, and the annual level of energy produced will be about 3 GWh, which represents almost 50% of the annual demand of the Legnica branch of KGHM ZANAM.