SolarWorld AG constructed and sold large-scale solar projects in Germany and the United States comprising an overall capacity of 46 megawatts, enough energy to cover the needs of about 40,000 people. All projects exclusively feature quality modules made by SolarWorld in Germany and in the United States.
The German project is located on the Pütnitz Peninsula, Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania, and has a nominal capacity of 21.3 megawatts. Solarparc AG, subsidiary of SolarWorld AG and responsible for the development and project planning of large-scale power plants, realized and monitored the complete project from development to financing and sales. The project has been acquired by White Owl Group, an institutional investor from Germany. Solarparc will continue to be responsible for its long-term technical management.
SolarWorld Americas, a U.S. subsidiary of SolarWorld AG, also sold two power plants in Twentynine Palms, California, with an overall nominal capacity of 25 megawatts to the U.S. electric power holding company Duke Energy Renewables. Here, too, the company was responsible for all steps of the project, directing engineering, procurement, logistics, permitting and construction. The twin projects will be fully completed and commissioned in the second quarter of 2013.
“Realizing these installations, we were able to bring in decades of international project experience,“ comments Dr.-Ing. E. h. Frank Asbeck, CEO of SolarWorld AG, on the conclusion of contracts. “The projects were acquired by experienced investors and project managers, which shows that SolarWorld quality “made in Germany“ and “made in America“ does pay off economically, too,” Asbeck says.
All parties agreed that the terms of the purchases would be confidential.
An overview of the projects
Location: Ribnitz-Damgarten, Pütnitz Peninsula, Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania
Nominal module capacity: 21.3 MWp
Modules used: 87,998 SolarWorld Sunmodule Plus 230 – 245 Wp poly
Rack system: SolarWorld-Sunfix freefield, fixed
Particulars: As part of the project, planning, extensive compensatory measures for environmental protection were budgeted. For instance, a biotope for cranes and a corridor for sand lizards were built. Furthermore, extensive measures such as reforestation and hedge planting were implemented.
Location: Twentynine Palms, California
Nominal module capacity: 25 MWp
Modules used: 100,000 SolarWorld Sunmodule Plus
Rack system: SolarWorld Suntrac, single-axis trackers