German PV System Growing

October 30, 2002 [] One of the world’s largest photovoltaic roofs is getting bigger. In about a month, an additional MW of Shell Solar PV panels will be connected to the grid atop the Munich Trade Fair Center – 7,560 solar modules with a peak output of 1.058 MW are currently being installed by Shell Solar on a total of 63,000 m2 on the roofs of the center’s six southern halls. A 1 MW photovoltaic system on the roofs of the northern halls came on stream back in 1997. The combined peak output (2.1 MW) is sufficient to cover the annual power consumption of about 700 private households.