Conergy sells 19 MW German solar park


The solar plant covers an area of nearly 40 hectares, making it five times as big as FC Bayern’s entire soccer stadium in Munich, says the company.

It adds that as of now, the plant is feeding around 19 gigawatt hours of clean electricity per year into the grid of the district of Lower Franconia. This means, it says, that the inhabitants of Thüngen will, in the future, produce ten times more power than they consume.

The company goes on to explain that in just nine months, engineers from Conergy Deutschland GmbH installed 84,986 solar modules from the company’s own factory in Frankfurt (Oder), laid around 650 kilometers of cable and set up 31 inverter stations with a total of 62 inverters.

“That puts the park entirely in-line with the current trend, because Conergy is equipping two out of three solar power plants worldwide with its own system technology,” says the company in a statement.

Conergy board member Andreas Wilsdorf adds: "This success once again confirms our new system manufacturer strategy. We are the world’s only solar company to manufacture all the modules, inverters and mounting systems in-house."

Darmstadt-based HSE additionally says that it will be investing around €1.4 billion in the expansion of renewable forms of energy by 2015. By that time, it explains, the intention is for one fifth of the electricity sold by HSE’s distribution company ENTEGA to be fed into the electricity grid via the company’s own plants.