A PV power plant project, planned and built by Gehrlicher Solar, is using thin-film modules from GE. The 1MW plant is under construction in Aschheim, Germany and was touted as the first of many such projects the companies are partnering on. GE uses CdTe (cadmium telluride) modules originally developed by PrimeStar, which was acquired by GE.
“Combining Gehrlicher’s experience and expertise in developing utility scale solar projects worldwide with GE’s leading solar technologies will provide a winning solution for our global customers,” said Stephan Ritter, leader of GE’s renewable energy business in Europe. “As the industry expands into new regions around the world, we believe that GE’s solar solutions will provide increasing value to the industry.”
Klaus Gehrlicher, CEO of Gehrlicher Solar AG, said, “GE’s experience in renewable energy technologies and worldwide presence – make the company an ideal partner for us. We are looking forward to joining our competences for the development of large-scale solar parks.”
The 1MW solar park will cover two hectares and is said to be able to provide enough power for nearly 300 homes when completed in August.