System supplier Conergy and Renew HGmbH have carried out a joint project to prepare a solar plant in the town of Kaisersesch, Germany, for connection to the local power grid.
PV-Tech understands that, as part of the project, Renew carried out all of the necessary preparatory work for the construction of a one-megawatt solar plant in Kaisersesch, which is located in the district of Cochem-Zoll in the Eifel, twelve kilometres north of the Mosel.
Conergy then performed the planning, engineering and designing of the solar park layout. The system supplier from Hamburg was also responsible for supplying around 4,000 Conergy PH modules for installation on Conergy SolarLinea mounting systems.
Conergy then handed the “project baton” back to Renew to complete the construction, wiring and connection to the grid.
Thomas Rink, Managing Director of Renew HGmbH, said: “This joint project represents a very successful premiere. Conergy has many years of experience and extensive expertise in the planning and engineering of solar plants, including larger parks. We have combined this knowledge successfully with our own. Together, we have succeeded in completing the park in a construction period of just six weeks so that it was ready for commissioning under the Renewable Energy Sources Act at the end of September.”
The only part of the project that is still outstanding on the 21,000 square metre plot adjacent to Renew’s company premises is the transmission station. This is scheduled for delivery in late autumn. In future, 57 inverters will then feed some 1 million kilowatt hours of clean electricity into the grid. This is sufficient to supply around 290 households in the nearby Eifel with electricity and to prevent around 560 tonnes of damaging CO2 being emitted.
Stefan Balbierz, Managing Director of Conergy in Germany, said:
“The collaboration with Renew and Mr Rink has been outstanding. Both sides benefited substantially from this collaboration. There will therefore no doubt be further joint projects following this successful ‘pilot’ in Kaisersesch – including new business and marketing models.”
The partners hope to take advantage of the efforts of local governments and authorities to organise the supply of electricity at a local level based on a sustainable energy mix.