Bolanden, Germany [RenewableEnergyWorld.com] The juwi group has commisioned another section of the Waldpolenz energy park. The park now has more than 12.7 megawatts (MW) of production capacity connected to the electricity network, and it is the biggest solar power station in Germany. Located in Brandis, east of Leipzig, the juwi group is building the 40-MW solar park based on thin-film technology.
The park is scheduled for completion by the end of 2009. Upon completion the solar power station located in the Muldentalkreis district in the eastern German state of Saxony will generate approximately 40 million kilowatt-hours of clean electricity annually.
“At a time when the whole world is discussing climate change we are demonstrating the capabilities of renewable energies,” said Matthias Willenbacher, co-head of the juwi group. “Solar electricity is not only good for the environment, it also builds independence from expensive energy imports and creates new jobs. Freestanding installations are an affordable segment of photovoltaics and contribute greatly to that success.”