Thin-film Solar Power Plant Under Construction

Phoenix SonnenStrom AG recently acquired contracts for three large-scale solar power plants worth around Euro 21 million [US$26.7 million] in total.

In 2005, Phoenix SonnenStrom AG was commissioned to build a 5.3-megawatt (MW) power plant near Munich through a solar fund launched by KG Allgemeine Leasing (KGAL). KGAL has now initiated a new solar fund entailing a follow-up project which comprises the building and turnkey construction of a 2.1 MW greenfield solar power plant in Buchheim. For the same fund, Phoenix SonnenStrom AG is currently at an advanced stage of completing a project that is a ground-mounted solar power plant with a peak power output of 2.2 MW. Work on the plant is scheduled to be completed in the third quarter of 2006. First Solar thin-film modules are being used for both plants. Along with the 2.1 MW plant, Phoenix SonnenStrom AG is in the process of building a solar power plant with a peak power output of 1.7 MW on the Buchheim site for a solar fund initiated by mainfrankenSolar. The two Buchheim plants together make up the world’s largest thin-film solar power plant with a peak power output totaling 3.8 MW. The completion date for both plants has been set for the fourth quarter of 2006. The third, newly acquired contract is for a solar park, also initiated by mainfrankenSolar, in Gosheim. This 1.1 MW solar power plant will be equipped with First Solar thin-film modules.
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