Ilfeld, the Southern Harz, Germany, will be the site for a joint venture between Schott Solar and Stadtwerke Mainz. Expected to be completed this month, the solar system will feature 24,000 modules and with a capacity of 5.6MW, supplying 5.25GW hours to around 3,000 homes with green electricity each year. In addition, roughly, 3,200 tons of CO2 emissions will be reduced each year.
“This system sends a signal that extends well beyond Ilfeld and the Southern Harz and proves that, with the appropriate will, it is already possible, at least in mathematical terms, to supply 100% of the population with environmentally friendly electricity. Ilfeld has good reason to feel proud that its name will now be associated with a good share of pioneering work,” notes the mayor of the community, René Schröter-Appenrodt.
The two managing directors of Mainz Solar are also quite pleased with their collaboration with the community of Ilfeld, the property owners and 3 S Solarstrom GmbH: “Thanks to how smoothly the respective parties have been working together, we will be able to complete this project on schedule,” Stephan Krome and Burkhard Söhngen both noted.