Located in the METRO LOGISTICS logistics center, this photovoltaic solar system with an area the size of approximately 14 football fields marks a milestone on the path to clean energy. The project was carried out by the real estate group Goodman together with BayWa re, which is known worldwide for its solutions in the field of renewable energy.
The consortium of Goodman, BayWa re and METRO represents a joint effort for sustainability and climate protection. This monumental solar system in the city of Marl consists of two parts: one with 6 MWp and another with 12 MWp in an adjacent building, making it the largest of its kind in Germany. Together, the two sections house 43,000 solar modules with a total output of 18 MWp, significantly advancing the use of clean energy and supporting the climate commitments of the North Rhine-Westphalia government.
The energy generated will be sufficient to meet METRO LOGISTICS’ operational needs and the excess will be connected to the local power grid. The complex was also awarded the gold certificate by the German Sustainable Building Council (DGNB). METRO LOGISTICS is supported by the experience of Goodman in the real estate sector and BayWare in the field of renewable energies.
We are continually expanding our capacities in the area of clean energy and thus supporting the energy transition. The 18 MWp in Marl corresponds to the electricity consumption of around 5,100 households.
Christof Prange, Goodman Germany GmbH
Real estate companies like Goodman are critical to optimizing renewable energy production in large buildings. This project is a reference for industry and logistics that aim to have a real impact on sustainability.
Günter Haug, BayWa re
For METRO, a leading distribution company, climate change poses a challenge on multiple fronts, from renewing systems to introducing electric vehicles and solar panels. Christiane Giesen from METRO AG says: “The solar project in Marl strengthens our climate commitment. METRO is aiming for CO2 neutrality by 2040 and we are confident that we can achieve this with qualified cooperation partners and appropriate guidelines«.
Mona Neubaur, authority of the state of North Rhine-Westphalia, inaugurated the facility and noted: “This facility in Marl is a collaborative model for the energy of the future and accelerates the introduction of solar energy in our region. Accessible and local energy is crucial to our goal of being an emissions-neutral industrial zone in Europe«.