According to German news stories and confirmed by Q-Cells to PV-Tech, the PV project arm of the company is planning to construct the world’s largest solar plant at a former military airfield in Brandenburg-Briest at an estimated cost of €400 million. The project could use approximately 730,000 solar modules and occupy a 400-acre area. A decision by the Brandenburg-Briest city council is expected this month.
Q-Cells International would handle the project with partner ib Vogt, according to the reports. The project would be tackled on a fast-track level due to the need to complete the massive project by the end of 2010 as new FiT levels are expected to be introduced that could make such a project less financially attractive in the future.
The airfield is located approximately 6.5 km northwest of Brandenburg center and southeast of Briest.