Phoenix Solar is nearing the completion of Germany and Berlin’s largest photovoltaic power plant, on a carport in Berlin. The carport is located on property belonging to Police Department 2 in Berlin Spandau, giving shelter to more than 500 vehicles against sun and rain. The solar power plant will have a peak output of 998kW for approximately 250 four-person households.
Phoenix Solar construction team installed around 3,700 crystalline solar modules arrayed in eight double rows at an angle of 18º on the carport, which is situated on a parking lot of 7,200m2. The power plant is due to be connected to the grid before Christmas.
“We are very pleased to have been awarded the contract for this flagship project. We view photovoltaic systems on carports as an important future market segment. This is where we can apply the multi-functionality of photovoltaics and deliver value added to the customer which goes beyond the pure generating of electricity”, commented Ulrich Reidenbach, chief sales officer of Phoenix Solar.
Bumiller Neue Energien, a company headquartered in Berlin, was responsible for the development and coordination of the carport project. Project planning was carried out by MW Solar Consulting, and the financing and financial planning by MW Beratung who advised the investors of the solar power plant.