Q-Cells has begun building a 91MW PV plant on an abandoned military airbase in Brandenburg-Briest, Germany. When completed, the project, consisting of three parks spanning 200 acres, will be one of the largest in the world.
Around 383,000 Q-Cells crystalline modules will power the project, which, with all the relevant permitting now successfully acquired, has been sold to two investors, Luxcara and MCG Group. MCG has bought the 31MW Briest-Havelsee park, while Luxcara is taking on the Brandenburg-Briest West and Brandenburg-Briest East parks and their combined 60MW capacity. All three systems will be connected to the public grid via a purpose-built transformer station when building work draws to close in around eight weeks’ time.
“As Europe's largest solar park, this project is a clear proof of Q-Cells’ performance ability”, said Q-Cells CEO Nedim Cen. “Realising the Briest Brandenburg solar park proves that Q-Cells is maintaining its leading position in the field of large-scale photovoltaic applications, even in a challenging market environment, and is valued as a reliable partner.”
“The 60MW Brandenburg-Briest solar parks are key for our portfolio of our institutional investors. As we provided the interim financing for this project ourselves, the acquisition will occur faster than average,” added Luxcara’s managing director, Kathrin Oechtering.