Vienna Austria headquartered oil, gas & chemicals company OMV and Austria’s largest electricity company VERBUND have commissioned the further expansion of the ground-mounted photovoltaic plant on the OMV site in Schönkirchen in Lower Austria. OMV and Verbund have equal stakes in this joint project. On a 13.3-hectare landfill site owned by OMV in Schönkirchen, a ground-mounted photovoltaic plant with a total output of 15.32 MWp is now operational. The resulting annual output of 15.84 GWh will be used to meet OMV’s own electricity requirements through climate-friendly solar energy. In the first expansion phase, a total of 34,600 east-west facing PV modules generated 12.10 GWh of solar electricity, roughly equivalent to the annual electricity consumption of 3,400 households with savings equivalent to around 10,000 tonnes of CO2. This existing system has been supplemented by another 8,568 PV modules. The total capacity has thereby increased to 15.32 MWp with 15.84 GWh power generated, which corresponds to the annual electricity consumption of about 5,000 households and saves an additional 4,000 metric tons of CO2 per year.