Q-Cells’ CIGS thin-film PV modules power GP Joule-built 20.8MWp solar farm in Germany

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Nearly 200,000 of Q-Cells' CIGS thin-film solar modules are being used in GP Joule’s 20.8MW Solarpark Ammerland, which is said to be the largest deployment of CIGS panels yet. The project, which celebrated its grand opening today, was constructed in just over eight weeks and was developed by Martin Bucher with Module24 selecting Q-Cells to provide its modules for the plant. Q-Cells noted that in addition to supplying its solar module technology, it also gave technical support during the project’s installation.

Solarpark Ammerland was built across 141 acres of land in the Ammerland district, which formerly served as a military airbase. “Thanks to Solarpark Ammerland, we’ll be able to bring fallow land back to life and take a further stride along with the state of Lower Saxony towards a sustainable electricity system using renewable energy sources”, says GP Joule CEO Ove Petersen. “The project clearly shows that there are forward-looking, efficient and economically sound usage ideas available for converted land and that these ideas can be realised quickly and without too much bureaucratic red tape.”  

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