Canadian Solar advised that it had recently provided 3.6MW capacity of its solar modules for a rooftop PV installation on the aplincentre in Hamburg-Wittenburg, Germany. The PV project allows the ski facility to operate year-round, using only self-generated power and allowing the facility to operate independently from the public grid and EEG subsidies. The project was planned and implemented by Dr. Metje Consulting.
“Projects like the alpincentre Hamburg-Wittenburg are the future of solar energy: PV systems that cover the facility's complete energy demand and that do not depend on public subsidies. It is a particular proof of photovoltaic efficiency that a winter sports center – which needs great amounts of energy – uses solar power. We are therefore extremely proud our modules are now deployed in Wittenburg,” said Dr. Shawn Qu, chairman and CEO of Canadian Solar.