The solar energy company SOLON will start expanding the solar power plant in Lübesse (Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania) by 1 megawatt (MW) with immediate effect. The plant is to be completed by the end of June to allow Lübesse to benefit from current feed-in tariffs. At the end of last year, SOLON had won a national competition to plan, procure and construct the power plant’s initial 1.5 MW.
SOLON has now been commissioned with the planning of the solar farm expansion, the delivery of the approx. 4,200 crystalline modules and the subsequent installation. The company will also install its SOLON Vega monitoring system. The system will monitor the power plant automatically and in real time over the Internet, control the plant all the way down to the component level and retrieve current yield and performance figures.
After its expansion, the power plant will cover an area of 6.1 hectares, part of which is located in the industrial estate of Lübesse. In the medium-term, the local authority plans to increase the installed photovoltaic capacity to 5 MW. “Similar to many other local authorities in Germany, Lübesse is taking the energy revolution in its own hands and establishing a decentralized energy supply system,” says Stefan Säuberlich, CEO of SOLON Energy GmbH. “SOLON delivered a convincing quality and performance in the first construction phase and we are very pleased that the local authority of Lübesse came back to us with this forward-looking project after our new start as SOLON Energy.” The mayor of Lübesse, Dr. Reinhold Kunze, adds: “The local authority of Lübesse is happy to have found a responsible and efficient partner in SOLON Energy GmbH.”