SOLON was commissioned to build a 1.5 MW photovoltaic power plant in Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania. The solar energy company from Berlin won a nationwide call for tenders. The client for the project is the Lübesse local authority in the Ludwigslust-Parchim district. The order includes planning, purchasing and construction of the plant. The power plant is being built in a local enterprise zone on a site measuring approx. 37,000 m². Completion of the project is scheduled for the end of the year. With a forecast annual electricity yield of 1,315 megawatt hours, which can be fed into the public grid, the local authority will produce more solar electricity than its 755 inhabitants consume.
Municipal and local authorities are taking on a more and more important role in the future expansion of renewable energy sources in Germany. To an increasing extent, they are deciding to produce their electricity locally, thus contributing to a greater distribution of photovoltaics. "We are delighted to be able to support the Lübesse Local Authority in becoming a producer of solar electricity, which advances the move towards renewable energy sources in Germany. We are sure that this example will set a precedent, not just in the state of Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania," states Stefan Säuberlich, CEO of SOLON.
Part of SOLON’s new strategic orientation is to boost its involvement in the power plant project trade in the domestic German market once again. In recent years, the company focused largely on overseas markets (Spain, Italy, USA) in this segment, implementing power plants with a total capacity of roughly 300 MW in over 400 projects. This experience makes SOLON an ideal partner for local authorities and municipal utility companies in Germany, who want to utilize photovoltaics to a greater extent in future.