Representatives from Brandenburg’s state government in Germany have gathered to cut the ribbon to mark the inauguration of the 40.5MW Jännersdorf solar park, which commenced operation on June 30, 2012.
The project was implemented by Parabel who will also hold responsibility for the management of the solar park. The park comprises a northern site in Neuburg and a southern site in Rapshagen. The northern site is equipped with 9.6MW of Suntech modules and 5.3MW of Hareon PV modules as well as 1,900 Siemens inverters and Schletter mounting systems. The southern site, meanwhile, is equipped with 25.6MW of modules supplied by Trina.
The solar farm generates around 38 million kWh annually which is said to provide the energy needs of approximately 10,000 four-person households.
According to Brandenburg’s Minster of Economy, Ralf Christoffers, the solar park marks an important step to help the state achieve its energy goals which aim to double its share of renewables in its energy mix, from the current share of 16% to 32% by 2030.
According to Brandenburg’s power grid operators, there are currently around 19,000 PV systems in the state which have a total combined capacity of 1,600MW. This can be compared with 13,000 systems with a capacity of 600MW in 2010.
After the inauguration, Christoffer met with Germany’s Minister of Environment, Peter Altmaier, who praised the state’s solar energy efforts. Also on the agenda was the implementation of additional renewable projects including PV systems with more than a 10MW capacity.