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Aug 19th, 2013
Europe’s largest crystalline rooftop solar plant completed in Germany
WIRSOL has completed Europe’s largest crystalline rooftop solar plant.
The solar power plant with a peak capacity of 8.1 megawatts (MW) has been installed on the distribution center of the pfenning logistics GmbH in Heddesheim (southern Germany) and is yet another building block for the sustainably built logistics center “multicube rhein-neckar”.
8.1 MW roof-top installation in Heddesheim.
“We are happy that we can now partially generate our electricity by ourselves,” says Karl-Martin Pfenning, owner and managing partner of the pfenning group. “With the photovoltaic installation, we can annually save up to 5,171 tons of CO2,“ Pfenning continues. Over 33,000 modules on the roof, which are angled in east-west orientation, produce as much clean power that it could potentially cover the demand of about 1,846 families. Thus, the solar power plant is the largest own consumption plant in Europe so far.
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