An 8MW PV installation built in the German city of Dreieich-Buchschlag has received over 40,000 solar modules from Canadian Solar. The Federal State of Hesse's biggest solar park was finalized on a former waste landfill site spanning 153,000 square meters. The PV system installation supplies electricity for up to 2,000 homes in Dreieich.
The project contractor was Frankfurter Entsorgungs-und Service (FES). Onsite construction was carried out by the Sinusstrom. The solar park is operated by the RMS Rhein-Main Solarpark, a joint subsidiary of the Stadtwerke Dreieich and the FES. The project allocated 25% of the modules for use as a public participation solar park, administered by the Solar Initiative Marburg.
“With a solar project of this size the smooth implementation and installation of high performance quality modules is essential. Having chosen the right partners, we accomplished installation and grid connection by the end of 2011,” said FES project manager Florian Benten.
“We are pleased that RMS Rhein-Main Solarpark and Sinusstrom have chosen solar modules by Canadian Solar. The Federal State of Hesse set an admirable target of fully meeting its energy needs through renewable energy by the year 2050. Today, solar is a more powerful and cost efficient energy solution than ever before. Solar can truly play an important role in helping the Federal State of Hesse and all others worldwide to meet their renewable energy goals,” added Dr. Shawn Qu, chairman and chief executive officer of Canadian Solar.