Solar energy systems integrator, Phoenix Solar has inaugurated two PV power plants at a former military air base in Neisse-Malxetal, Brandenburg, Germany for KGAL. Both power plants, (total peak power of 18MW) are separated by a runway which is three kilometres long and therefore belong to different neighbouring municipalities. According to Phoenix Solar, the solar parks were operational in 2010.
Phoenix Solar had been responsible for the turnkey construction of both power plants as the named EPC contractor, which entailed the removal of all munitions that remained at the site before it could start with the installation.
Both the Jocksdorf and Preschen solar parks at the former military base used First Solar CdTe thin-frilm modules and Xantrex GT500 PV inverters. Jocksdorf used 55,360 FS-275 modules and 50,092 FS-277 modules, while the Preschen plant employed 129,600 FS-277 modules from the thin film manufacturer.
At the end of the planned 20-year operating lives the site could be used for urban development, Phoenix Solar said.