Module manufacturer and distributor Winaico has announced the commissioning of a 2.4MW roof-mounted solar array on a former mushroom factory in Bavaria, Germany.
Located in the rural district of Abenberg, Winaico claims this to be one of the biggest roof-mounted PV systems in Germany. In total, 10,260 Winaico WSP-235P6 modules were installed by the KlarModul Gruppe on 17,000 square metres of roof space.
Before the installation began, the whole roof had to be renovated by renewables cooperative KlarModul Gruppe, removing asbestos and replacing it with trapezoidal sheet. The work was undertaken in April 2012 and concluded in June 2012 with final connection to the grid in December 2012 after network expansion was undertaken.
KlarModul, who is now the system owner, invested €4.6 million into the installation.
“We believe this project to be one of the top three roof mounted arrays in Bavaria; and one of the 20 largest PV roof-mounted systems in Germany”, said Andreas Grüb, Project and Operations Manager of KlarModul.
The installation is expected to produce more than two million kilowatt hours of electricity which is approximately one tenth of the demand of the whole community of Abenberg.