On June 1, officials from Bateg Energy and Conergy will be on hand with Brandenburg Minister of Justice, Dr. Volkmar Schöneburg, to celebrate the opening of a 1.5MW solar park located within the old and new prison walls at Brandenburg an der Havel. The power plant will be connected to the grid of the municipal utility Stadtwerke Brandenburg an der Havel and will provide nearly 1.5kWh of solar energy for 400 homes in the area.
Bateg Energy served as the principal and general contractor for the project, which was built on a 4.5 hectare site and uses around 6,700 Conergy PowerPlus modules. The plant will send energy into the grid using 90 Conergy IPG T inverters. “We want to set a clear signal for Brandenburg as a solar location with this project,” said Hasan Kaygusuz, managing partner of Bateg Energy. “To this end we made a point of choosing high-quality, locally manufactured components and commissioning local companies with all the installation work. We are investing a total of around 3 million euros entirely from our own funds in this solar plant; and with the locally founded special-purpose company we are also making sure that the tax revenues will flow directly into the region.”