Bioenergy, Hydropower, Project Development, Solar

Solarfun Supplies Modules for 5.5 MW German Project

EnBW Energie Baden-Wurttemberg AG is planning to build a solar park in Baden-Wuerttemberg using 5.5 megawatts (MW) of photovoltaic modules produced by Solarfun Power. The solar park, one of the largest in the region, will be constructed on a former landfill and is expected to be connected to the grid in June 2010.

“EnBW is expanding its development goals in the renewable energy sector. In addition to a central focus on hydropower and wind energy, EnBW is also increasingly concentrating on solar energy. We are looking forward to building this project in the town of Eggingen near Ulm, Germany,” said Stefan Thiele, spokesman for EnBW. “It will be our fifth PV project in the past few months and will be one of the biggest solar parks in the region. The eight hectares will be covered by polycrystalline PV modules produced by Solarfun. Siemens will deliver the central inverters. The construction work will be provided by Bayer&Raach, a solar company in Zwiefalten, Germany.”

EnBW said that it plans to increase the share of renewables in its energy mix to 20% by 2020 and that it plans to focus on the expansion of wind energy and hydropower and on further developing technologies such as solar energy, biomass and biogas.

In the solar sector, EnBW said that it will increase its installed capacity to 10 MW. The company connected its first large solar project with a 2.1 MW park in Leibertingen. In addition, EnBW installed approximately 1 MW of PV modules on the roofs of its logistics and administration centers in Wendlingen and Stuttgart.