PV julist and juwi have finished work on a 7.4MW rooftop installation at Goodyear Dunlop’s logistics centre in Philippsburg, Germany. The system is the world’s third-largest roof array and has the capacity to generate 7.3 million kWh of electricity every year.
“Companies that use their buildings for energy production observe not only an improved image, but can create additional income. In addition, surfaces are used in an efficient and economic matter,“ said Lars Falck, juwi Solar’s managing director.
The 95,500 First Solar CdTe thin-film modules that populate the company’s tyre stock building cover a surface area of 87,000 square feet and have been connected to the grid since the end of 2010.
“Due to optimised production and logistical processes and state-of-the-art buildings, Philippsburg sets standards in sustainable production,” said Goodyear Dunlop’s European director of distribution and operation EMEA, Eberhard Louis. “With the installation of the largest rooftop solar power plant in Germany we continue our environmental management and contribute to a reduction of CO2 emissions.”