aleo solar expands into northern Germany



aleo solar AG has announced that it is expanding a greenfield photovoltaic power plant in Südergellersen in the district of Lüneburg, Germany. The turnkey expansion project will boost the output of the existing solar farm from 530 to 1040kW.

The aleo 5,850 S_16 solar modules will save about 570 tons of CO2 each year. Norbert Schlesiger, of aleo solar AG  said, “The high output of our solar modules means that greenfield solar farms can be profitable even in northern Germany.”

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Schlesiger’s mention of profitability in north Germany points towards the fact that this area has not yet been a key area of growth. Projects such as this will produce a more important market for Germany, leaving room for future expansion.

Operator, Carsten Beecken, will be doubling his plant’s capacity to over 1MW, “Shortly after the first part of the solar farm went into operation, it was clear that the cost-benefit ratio was very good and our investment would pay off. Furthermore, our solar farm was welcomed in the region and has actually become an attraction,” he said.

The construction of this plant will begin in the third quarter of 2009, with solar modules expected t be connected to the grid by the end of the year.

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