Canadian Solar, one of the world's largest solar companies, announced the supply of 2,800 solar modules for a rooftop system in the Danish city of Virum. The solar installation, north of Copenhagen, has a capacity of 605 kW, which makes it Denmark's largest PV system.
SRU Solar AG, based in the city of Berga in Saxony-Anhalt, Germany, constructed the pioneering PV system on two roofs of an office complex located in Virum, in cooperation with the young Danish energy company Greengo Energy. Connected to the public grid in January 2012, this is the largest PV installation of its kind in Denmark. It is part of Greengo Energy's strategy to install PV systems on commercial roofs and to supply companies with solar power at prices below the market average. "To us, the successful completion of the PV project is a milestone for the development of the Danish PV market. The good cooperation with our partners and the high-performing and excellent quality of the components used were of paramount importance in this project," said Dr. Ing. Matthias Schonhard, member of the board at SRU Solar AG and head of the project.
"We are proud that SRU Solar and Greengo Energy have selected Canadian Solar modules. The project is a major step forward for the Danish PV market. Solar energy offers great potential for a cost-effective and reliable source of electricity, particularly in countries with a highly decentralized structure like Denmark with its many small islands. We look forward to continuing our support of the growing Danish PV market by providing tailored solutions where needed," said Dr. Shawn Qu, Chairman and CEO of Canadian Solar.