Germany's largest solar power park, built by GP Joule has used approximately 306,000 solar modules from Canadian Solar on a 152 hectare site at a former open-cast mine in Meuro, Brandenburg. The PV power plant started construction in July, 2011 at a cost of €140 million, funded by HSH Nordbank. The Meuro project is expected to generate 70,000 megawatt hours (MWh) of electricity annually, covering the energy demand of approximately 17,500 households.
“We are proud to see our modules selected for this prestigious landmark project. With this solar power plant, GP Joule is demonstrating on a high quality standard the true large scale potential of solar energy in meeting energy demands worldwide,” said Dr. Shawn Qu, Chairman and CEO of Canadian Solar. “This project also significantly increases our presence and brand awareness in Germany, consistently the world's top solar market. We look forward to continuing our successful cooperation with GP Joule.”
The plant was expected to be completed in the third quarter of 2011 and also employ 2,555 inverters.