Hamburg, Germany — Colexon Energy AG this week said that it is set to start to construction on a rooftop solar power plant with a total capacity of 2.5 megawatts (MW) in Sonnefeld, Germany. The owner of the rooftop, SILAG Handel AG said that the project is a crucial part of its strategic goals.
The SILAG building has a roof area of approximately 80,000 square meters on which Colexon’s engineers will install 33,000 thin-film modules supplyed by First Solar. A mounting system developed by Colexon will be used as the substructure. After commissioning, in mid 2010, the power output of the Sonnefeld plant is expected to amount to close to 2.45 million kilowatt-hours (kWh) per year.
Thorsten Preugschas, CEO of Colexon, sees this project as the ideal with changes about to happen to the country’s feed-in tariff.
“When the announced changes in feed-in tariffs come into effect, large roof areas like those in Sonnefeld will become more interesting for German investors,” he said.