Belectric has helped convert a former German military base into a 551kW solar power site. The Wildflecken solar project, located in the Rhon Nature Reserve, has been outfitted with 4,240 Solar Frontier CIS thin-film PV modules. “This brings the grounds' military history – the army was present here until 1998 – to a close. The site is now designated for sustainable and innovative use,” said Alfred Schrenk, mayor of Wildflecken.
The site was specifically incorporated to fit in with the surrounding landscape and is heralded as being “virtually invisible”. Wolfgang Lange, CEO of Solar Frontier Europe, said, “…We're proving, in co-operation with Belectric, that conversion real estate is outstandingly suited to energy production – and to the advantage of all those involved. The uniformly black appearance of the modules' surface integrates very well into the existing landscape. This is what the future of energy supply looks like.”