Germany’s Largest Pitched Roof Thin-film Solar PV System Installed

Germany’s largest thin-film pitched roof system has begun operations. The system was constructed by Riedel Recycling at a facility where the company is using the former coal mixing hall in Moers for the storage and preparation of building materials.

The hall’s 9,500 square meter south-facing roof is now fitted with more than 11,000 cadmium telluride modules from that were manufactured by First Solar. The system has a peak output of 837 kilowatts (kW).

Four Sputnik Engineering central inverters run in the system at Moers, with outputs of 300 (2x), 100 and 30 kW respectively. The inverters also produce a total of 45 kW of waste heat which is diverted to air-conditioning systems with heat exchangers in the administration building of the site. The companies are also considering additional solar installations on the external pillars.

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