25 April 2012
Q.Cells has completed the solar project Brandenburg-Briest in Germany. With the last outstanding financial instalment being placed by the financing bank, the commercial part of the mega project has now been finished. Q.Cells completed the entire construction of the mega solar park in eight weeks at the end of 2011.
In Brandenburg-Briest, what was once a former military airbase covering some 200 hectares (~500 acres) is now "home" to approximately 383,000 of Q.Cells' crystalline solar modules. With a total output of 91 megawatts-peak (MWp), Brandenburg-Briest produces enough electricity for more than 22,500 households' annual requirements. The plant will also reduce annual carbon-dioxide (CO2) emissions by approximately 50,000 tons.
The Briest solar part is subdivided into three different sections. Brandenburg-Briest West and Brandenburg-Briest East have a total output of 60MWp. Located on land that belongs to the municipal authorities of the town of Brandenburg, they were transferred to the ownership of Hamburg, Germany-based asset management company Luxcara in November 2011. The third section at the site produces 31MWp and is located in the communal district Briest-Havelsee. It was bought by Berlin, Germany-based MCG Management Capital Group for its own stock. Q.Cells had developed the project together with the company Module 24.