EnBW Energie Baden-Wurttemberg has announced plans to build a 5.5MW solar park in Baden-Wuerttemberg using PV modules produced by Solarfun Power Holdings. The park, constructed on a former dumpsite and expected to be connected to the grid in June 2010, will supply electricity to approximately 1,970 households.
Stefan Thiele, spokesman of the management board of EnBW said, “EnBW is expanding its development goals in the renewable energy sector. We are looking forward to building this project in the town of Eggingen near Ulm, Germany. It will be our fifth PV project in the past few months and will be one of the biggest solar parks in the region. The eight hectares will be covered by polycrystalline PV modules produced by Solarfun. Siemens will deliver the central inverters. The construction work will be provided by Bayer & Raach, a solar company in Zwiefalten, Germany.”
EnBW plans to increase the share of renewables in its energy mix to 20% by 2020, increasing its installed PV power to 10MW with the Ulm-Eggingen solar park. Peter Xie, president of Solarfun said, “EnBW is an important new customer and we look forward to building a long-term relationship with (the company). Renewable energy continues to play an important role in Germany and we are happy that our advanced technology will be serving the people of Baden-Wuerttemberg for many years to come.”