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Blau am See • By 2038, German railway company Deutsche Bahn (DB) intends to switch completely to electric power from renewable sources – solar, wind, biomass and water. This year, its share of the group’s expenses will exceed 60 percent. In particular, a few years ago, all German ICE express passenger trains and IC / EC trains with electric locomotives began to use energy exclusively from these sources, and on their locomotives or flagship cars, branded red lines were replaced by green ones .

Enerparc solar power plant. Photo

Enerparc . solar power plant
Enerparc . solar power plant

The dpa photos were taken in Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, where Enerparc’s new 90-hectare solar power plant is located near Plau am See. According to a contract between the two companies, over the next 30 years, DB will receive more than 80 gigawatt-hours of electricity annually from this place alone.

Note that this concern annually consumes about 10 TWh of energy, which is roughly equivalent to the annual need of a city like Hamburg.

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