With the installation of the last modules this week, December 20 will be remembered as the day the largest PV power plant in Europe connected to the grid. The FinowTower project in Germany, which was expanded this year by 60.4MWp from 24.3MWp to 84.7 MWp, was completed by solarhybrid AG who plan to put the inverters gradually into operation and feed the full capacity to the grid by the end of the year.
solarhybrid is boasting a successful year having also completed Allstedt I PV power plant with a capacity 18.5MWp. The company has completed a total of 11 solar power plants in three countries with a total capacity of 218MWp. The capacity installed was 4.5 times greater than the capacity installed in 2010 (48MWp). The average project size increased from 7MWp in 2010 to 20MWp in 2011. A total of more than 1 million PV modules were organised and installed on the module panels.
Next year, solarhybrid has planned projects with a volume of 323MWp at seven locations, which would increase the average project size to 46MWp.
solarhybrid is willing to share the glory and limelight with its many partners. On the planning side, Enerparc and the assembly side, Conecon.
On the investor side, Altira, when it acquired over 80 % of the project volume as an equity investor.
Following the acquisition of 170MWp of PV modules from Suntech solarhybrid is claiming it is Suntech’s biggest customer. Ja Solar (35.5MWp) and Trina (12.5MWp) have also become strategic partners. In all of the projects, only inverters from the global market leader SMA were used. In 2011, the mounting technology was supplied exclusively by Mounting Systems. In the Vega I project (39 MWp) in Italy, where construction work recently started, Hilti is being used for the first time as the partner for mounting technology.