Two solar farms with a total capacity of 11MW have been handed over by Q-Cells to new owners, Berlin-based MCG Management Capital Group. The financial details were not disclosed, though the projects cost a total of approximately €30 million. Q-Cells International, a subsidiary of Q-Cells had completed the projects, both using c-Si cells produced by Q-Cells. A total of around 50,000 solar modules were installed at the Ahorn solar park located near Berolzheim, Baden-Württemberg, Germany.
‘For Q-Cells, the Ahorn solar park plants are reference projects for medium-sized photovoltaic systems in commercial and industrial applications. In order to expand this segment, we have been extending our product portfolio since the start of 2010 as part of our strategic realignment,” commented Winfried Owtscharenko, Managing Director of Q-Cells International GmbH for the Commercial & Industrial systems.
The MCG Group has also awarded a service and maintenance contract to Q-Cells in addition to the continuous security monitoring for the photovoltaic facility.
The project was first started by ingenia AG, which specialises in start-up projects
Holger Gerwin from ingenia AG said, “Despite the ongoing discussion about feed-in tariffs for solar energy, the Ahorn solar park demonstrates that it is possible to carry out profitable work from which all parties benefit even given a restrictive and fast-changing environment. For this purpose, legal and planning security as well as protection of confidence are reliable site advantages. In future, ingenia AG is to focus on the development and optimisation of project rights for obtaining renewable energy. As a general contractor, we are also interested in implementing smaller projects.”