Start of construction for Germany's largest thin-film solar power plant on former military grounds
"Wittstock and the entire state of Brandenburg have recognised the sign of the times." Martin Zembsch, CFO of BELECTRIC Solarkraftwerke GmbH, highlighted the positive collaboration with the responsible parties in the town with 15,000 inhabitants in north-west Brandenburg. According to Mr Zembsch, the town relies consistently on regenerative energy. After completion of the solar power plant, more than 71,400,000 kilowatt hours of electricity a year will be fed into the grid from the sun. This corresponds to annual CO2 savings of over 50,000 tons. "We shouldn't forget that we are at the start of a great development. What we achieve in small, laborious steps drives renewable energy and the energy revolution forward every day. It's a true success story. It doesn't happen overnight, but instead through the hard work of all those people who see the future ahead of them and want to make a change," emphasises Stephan Hansen, managing director of First Solar.
Prior to the project, BELECTRIC invested a sum in the low one-digit million range in complex substrate checks, the removal of warfare material and contaminated soils and in the demolition of obsolete buildings. This constituted a significant ecological improvement to the 133-hectare site. Safety and scheduled contract completion were always the top priority and now the renaturalisation and simultaneous commercial use of the conversion real estate can begin. The protected premises offer rare species of animal and plants a new habitat.
BELECTRIC is world market leader in planning and realizing ground-mounted solar power plants and roof-mounted systems. Engineers and project developers from BELECTRIC are searching interdisciplinary in each sector of solar energy to develop innovative technologies, as a foundation for an eco-friendly electrical power supply in the future. In contrast to the most competitors, the company offers photovoltaic solutions from one source. From planning to construction and operation and service, the pv systems are realized without subcontractors. For its system components BELECTRIC relies on own manufacturing capabilities.
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