30 August 2012
Gehrlicher Solar AG today announced it has completed its 35MW solar park in Perleberg, halfway between Hamburg and Berlin.
The company says it built the system in record time after just two and a half months of construction. Technical commissioning of the solar park was completed on 30 June.
The solar power system is expected to produce about 33 million kWh of power annually. Due to the solar park’s high capacity, the company also built a separate expandable 110kV transformer station, which connected the solar park to the grid on 23 August and has been providing full power input reliably ever since.
Compared to electricity generated from fossil fuels, starting immediately, the plant will save approximately 32,000 tons of CO2 annually.
The solar park was built on the grounds of the former military airport Perleberg and comprises 90 hectares. It includes 144,144 modules manufactured by Yingli, 39 inverters by SMA and about 500km of cable. At times the site employed up to 120 installers.
The GehrTec Base substructure developed in-house, for which approximately 25,000 posts were rammed into the ground serves as the basis for the crystalline modules. The remaining 26 hectares are designated compensation areas and serve as a habitat for many meadow-breeding birds.
The solar park’s official dedication is planned for mid-October.