Bitburg, Germany — Phoenix Solar AG this week said that it will build two solar parks for SWT Stadtwerke Trier with a combined peak capacity of 7.8 megawatts (MW). Phoenix Solar won the bid in a tendering process for the delivery and assembly of the power plants in Fell and in Bitburg.
The Phoenix Solar construction team will start construction work this week in Bitburg. In the weeks ahead more than 72,000 solar modules from First Solar will be installed. The solar park’s capacity will be more than 5.6 megawatts.
Following the completion of the project in Butburg, more than 28,000 First Solar modules, with a total installed capacity of around 2.2 megawatts, will be assembled in Fell.
Under the contract, Phoenix Solar will also include the delivery and installation of data monitoring as well as setting up the data link to SWT’s control system. Phoenix Solar will hand over the solar power plants in a turnkey state in June to SWT which will then connect them to the grid. Both solar power plants together are expected to produce around 8.2 million kilowatt-hours of solar electricity a year.
“Through these two new large-scale photovoltaic plants, SWT Stadtwerke Trier will continue to expand the decentralised production of energy in the Trier region. All in all, we will then be operating nine power plants generating local green electricity. By investing almost EUR 60 million over the last three years we have been able to treble the share of renewable energy production in the region”, stated Dr. Olaf Hornfeck, SWT’s Managing Director.