Gehrlicher Solar has broken ground on its Rothenburg IV, 15.2MW solar park. The project will join existing solar parks, Rothenburg I-III, which hold a combined 21.8MWp and are spread across a total of 30 hectares of a defunct military airport. The project is expected to be commissioned on September 30.

Gehrlicher Solar will build up to 25 hectares of the area with substructures and 7.6MWp of solar modules from Yingli and BYD. SMA will provide 16 inverters for the solar power system, which is projected to produce nearly 15 million kWh of electricity per year. The unconstructed portion of the land will be used to create habitats for meadow-breeding birds.

“We have had great support in the realization of this project, especially from the political representatives of the city of Rothenburg and the administrative district of Görlitz, but also from the special purpose association of the airport“, emphasizes Klaus Gehrlicher, CEO of Gehrlicher Solar. “Gehrlicher Solar’s vision is a sustainable energy supply exclusively from renewable energy. However, all involved partners like airport operator, city, administrative district and local associations can profit from the construction of solar park Rothenburg – above all companies from the region which are used with priority as subcontractors for the construction of the solar park.”