Belectric and Solar Frontier advised that they had completed the 340kW installation at the Edeka Krawczyk supermarket rooftop in Schwabach, Germany. The installation used 2,500 thin-film CIS modules and was connected to the grid in July. The city of Schwabach has nominated the solar project for its biennial environment award.
“This first parking lot roof project collaboration between Solar Frontier and Belectric offers supermarkets the compelling economical and ecological benefits of CIS solar power,” said Wolfgang Lange, managing director of Solar Frontier Europe. “The installation’s nomination for Schwabach’s environmental award provides increasing evidence that our CIS solar modules are the most eco-friendly currently on the market. We have taken another step together with trusted partners like Belectric to further position Solar Frontier as the technology leader in the market”.
Not only does the Edeka Krawczyk project feature a solar installation, but also provides an electrical charging post by Belectric Drive so that customers can charge their vehicles as they shop.
“Our first pilot installation of this kind with Solar Frontier CIS technology has a forecast output of 374,000kWh and an expected reduction of 255 tons of CO2 emissions per year,” said Martin Zemsch, managing director of Belectric. The new CIS installation provides the additional benefits of Solar Frontier’s solar panel technology, including an all-black finish that fits better into the overall landscape and high durability to withstand harsh weather conditions…”