Sandvika, June 21, 2011: Today, Solar-Konzept began constructing one of the largest solar parks in Bavaria, Germany using REC modules. A total of 120,000 solar modules are included in the project. By the end of 2011, the solar park, which covers approximately 40 hectares, will produce 28 MWp and provide sufficient green energy for up to 32,000 inhabitants. This will save about 18,200 tons of CO2 per year.
"We are very pleased to realize this groundbreaking project together with REC. REC meet our requirements for quality and high performance with their modules, in addition to providing great logistical support. REC is a very reliable partner," says Christoph Schmitt, Managing Director Solar-Konzept. REC has developed several other projects with Solar-Konzept.
John Andersen, Jr., Group COO and Executive Vice President Wafers, Cells & Modules stated, "REC is proud to be the supplier selected by Solar-Konzept for this hallmark project in the important German market. This is the largest solar project using REC modules to date."
The 50 million euro project was developed thanks to the combined efforts of several local partners. The grounds for the solar park, formerly a NATO airport, are leased for a period of twenty years by the Federal Office for Real Estate. Permission for the construction was granted by the district council as the community supported the idea of using the area for a solar project from the start. "For us, the transition to green energy begins today! We consider solar the energy of the future. We are excited about the innovative use of this former military base and support the project," stated Helmut Krämer, Mayor of the Markt Giebelstadt community where there project is located. The runways of the former NATO airport are still used for civil aviation.
For further information, please contact:
Gonzalo de la Viña, Managing Director, Germany,
REC Solar, +49-151 21 21 93 28
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