The juwi group announced the completion of the Waldpolenz energy park in Brandis, in eastern Germany, ahead of schedule in December 2008. The 40MW plant has a surface area of more than 100 hectares and consists of over half a million thin-film modules supplied by First Solar. Juwi acted as general contractor, overseeing the site’s construction, planning and logistics management.
“We’ve completed a one-of-a-kind project in which grid connection happened even faster than we anticipated,” said Ingo Rödner, juwi’s Branch Director. Co-CEO Matthias Willenbacher added, “Free-standing solar power stations are extremely important, not only for climate protection, but also to advance solar energy as a whole. They help drive down the cost of solar energy and make it more competitive.”