Colexon has completed a 2.4MWp photovoltaics installation on the 50,000m2 rooftop of tile manufacturer Porcelaingres' factory, located in Brandenburg, Germany. The roof will be leased to Colexon for a period of 20 years.
The company utilized modules from the thin-film specialist First Solar and inverters from SMA for the project, which is expected to be connected to the grid by the end of 2010.
“We focus on large-scale rooftop areas for our solar power plants instead of building solar parks on free fields which could be utilized for other purposes,” said Thorsten Preugschas, CEO of Colexon. “This approach is not only logical from an ecological perspective but is also more profitable for our investors due to the adjustment in the feed-in tariff,” continued Preugschas.
“Porcelaingres aligns its production processes to ecological aspects. For example, in our production process we utilize the fragments of tiles, use sewage water as well as an extensive rainwater collecting tank,” said Graziano Verdi, CEO of the GranitiFiandre Group. “In this context, it perfectly matches to lease our rooftop areas for generating solar energy,” concluded Verdi.