Germany’s Baden-Wuerttemberg’s Main-Tauber-Kreis will be home to a new 1.9MW solar park designed, planned and constructed by Gehrlicher Solar. The Heckfeld solar project recently broke ground on the site of a former landfill and will cover over 22 acres of land. First Solar will be providing 23,640 solar modules for the project, which is anticipated to generate 2 million kilowatt-hours of solar electricity per year. SMA has agreed to supply three inverters for the solar project that is planned to reach grid connection by the end of May.
Joachim Thees, a board member for the solar project’s one investor, BürgerEnergie Tauberfranken (Tauberfranken Citizens’ Energy) cooperative, expressed the cooperative’s excitement with the project, saying, “For the first time, such a project is being put in place in the region by the joint financial efforts of as many citizens as possible. The success of the solar system, the financial gain and the resulting purchasing power will directly benefit the people and businesses in our region.”