Gehrlicher Solar has commenced building work on its largest PV project to date, the Perleberg Airport Solar Park. The system, located in Brandenburg, northwest Germany, has a capacity of 34MW and is scheduled to come online next May.
Perleberg Airport is the latest former military base in Germany to become the site of a large-scale solar installation – Phoenix Solar, Q-Cells and solarhybrid are also converting airfields in Brandenburg. When completed, the system will generate around 32.7 million kWh of electricity a year.
“For our ability to bring about this large project, we have to thank the good cooperation of the city and regional authorities and of the landowners and tenants,” Gehrlicher Solar’s CEO, Klaus Gehrlicher, said. “This is an example of a sensible use of fallow terrain, which was once used for military purposes. We are proud to be able to use this land to make an important contribution to the energy turnaround.”
In total, the solar park will span 87 hectares, with three-quarters of this space covered by substructures, solar modules and inverters. The remaining 25 hectares will serve as compensation areas.