Q-Cells SE’s wholly owned subsidiary Q-Cells International has finished its 5.4 MWp solar power park in Bitterfeld-Wolfen. The array will be built on a 27-hectare site near Q-Cells’ Saxony-Anhalt headquarters in Germany. Around 48,780 Sunfilm thin-film modules were installed at the power plant, which started in October. The plant is scheduled to begin production before the year is out, once all central inverters and the transfer station have been installed.
“Bitterfeld-Wolfen Solar Park represents the first time we have built a large array out of thin-film modules,” said Dr. Marko Schulz, a member of Q-Cells SE’s Executive board, “It demonstrates our ability to produce high quality in record time.” Schulz also heads Q-Cells International’s project activities.
The solar power station is due to be completed and connected to the grid come the end of December 2009. Mayor Petra Wust of Bitterfeld-Wolfen said of the developing park: “We always endeavour to actively support the private sector and innovations as this is the only way our town can develop. The potential harboured by the solar industry in particular is enormous.”
Q-Cells International also has branches in Rome, Berlin, Madrid, Lyon and Fremont, California.