Photon Energy has been contracted to construct a 1MW installation in the town of Ellrich, Germany on a former landfill site. It is the Czech PV installer’s first German ground-mounted project, having already begun work on a number of rooftop installations in the north-east of the country.
A ceremony hosted at Ellrich’s town hall last week saw the mayor, Matthias Ehrhold, and Photon Energy’s country head for Germany, Peter Romanowski, make the agreement official. According to local news, the three-hectare plant is to cost €2.3 million, and is expected to be completed by the end of the year.
“A solar park puts the brownfield of the former landfill area to a great use, said Ehrhold. “In Ellrich, we are happy to mark the first open-field installation of Photon Energy in Germany.”
“This project is a definite step forward in our strategy to become a recognized player on the German PV market”, said Romanowski. “Photon Energy remains committed to its aspiration to bring solar power to the people.”