BYD and SunEnergy Europe have announced that they have connected two solar projects, which have a combined capacity of 6.65MW, to the grid. BYD is a developer of green energy while SunEnergy Europe is a photovoltaic integrator and general contractor.
Both projects have been built in Germany. One project is located in Warenshof, Mecklenburg-West Pomerania and has an output of 3,600MWh. The other project has been built in Gerolsheim, Rhineland-Palatinate and will generate an output of 3,200MWh.
The general manager of the BYD PV division, Tom Zhao, said, “The cooperation between BYD and SunEnergy Europe is very successful. SunEnergy Europe enjoys rich experience in ground farm project installation and operation. BYD provides excellent products, as well as, effective turnkey business solutions. The projects do not only establish a sustainable business relationship, but it also leads to a great impact on deeply penetrating solar industry in local area. We believe that we will strengthen the cooperation, and further explore the market together.”
In the first half of this year, Germany installed more than 4.3GW of solar capacity — a record amount of PV installed in a six-month period. This demand for solar energy was spurred by the country’s mid-year subsidy change for rooftop installations.
Germany’s new feed-in tariff (FiT) legislation introduces monthly tariff degressions replacing the annual FiT cut which typically occurs in January. The amount the FiT is cut will be variable with a maximum annual degression fixed at 29%.