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Calvörde, new solar farm in Germany

The starting point

Solarcentury developed the rights for a brownfield site in in Sachsen- Anhalt state, eastern Germany
together with well-established partner Sybac Solar GmbH. Solarcentury secured the debt financing and an investor, designed a solar system and managed the build.

The solution

The system designed, developed and constructed by Solarcentury was a 4.7 MWp solar farm, large enough to provide energy to power 1,150 local homes. The “Calvörde” solar farm was constructed in just five weeks, demonstrating solar’s speed of deployment.

The solar farm was made financially feasible by the new auction tariff for ground mount installations in Germany introduced in April 2015. The Calvörde project is the first to complete of the 25 projects awarded which together have a combined capacity of 150 MWp.

The response

Nikolaus Krane, Director for Solarcentury in Germany commented, “The favourable Feed-in Tariff (FIT) scheme in Germany with guaranteed period of 20 years has proven to overcome the cost barriers to introducing renewable energy making ground mounted solar economically viable. Our long history of building successful solar projects makes Solarcentury an attractive solar partner, with a vast bank of EPC knowledge and experience. Our team is ready to develop commercial scale ground and roof projects in Germany and we’re also looking at markets in Central Europe.”

Power and payback

System size:4.7 MWp
Annual generation: 4518.1 MWh
CO2 savings per year: 3,500 tonnes

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