In a joint collaboration, Solaxis GmbH and Solardach GmbH have constructed a solar power plant in the city of Moers near Duisburg, Germany on the roof of Riedel Recycling that features solar modules with a total capacity of 837kW. Jamain Riedel, the youngest member of the Riedel family, symbolically flipped the switch to activate the solar power plant. The plant marks Germany’s largest photovoltaic plant using thin-film technology on a pitched roof.
The official inauguration was held on March 21, and was followed by a spring festival, which around 120 people attended. In addition to project partners, customers and suppliers, Norbert Ballhaus, the mayor of Moers, was also in attendance.
A Germany subsidiary of the Swiss inverter manufacturer Sputnik Engineering provided technically support for the project, where four SolarMax central inverters were used. The roof has been covered with over 10,000 cadmium-telluride modules from First Solar.