Q.Cells steps up Bulgarian PV activity

The German solar company, which recently announced its insolvency, has said it will deliver 11 MWp of its modules to Filkab JSC. According to a statement released, the Bulgaria-based electro company is planning to build an unspecified amount of photovoltaic plants in the towns of Brezovo, Sliven, Staro Zhelezare, Tvarditsa and Nova Zagora by the end of May. It will use a total of 46,800 modules.

The remaining five MW are expected to be delivered to Solarpro Holding. It is on track to realize a five MW park in Dobrich with the 21,300 modules.

"All together the solar parks planned will have an energy output of about 20,000 MWh per year and will generate as much electricity as being consumed by 5,500 households as well as save 9.2 million tons CO 2 per annum," said the Q.Cells statement.

To date approximately 300 MWp of photovoltaics have been installed in Bulgaria.