Football club SC Freiburg inaugurates 2.4-MW PV system on stadium
Solar panels on the roof of Europa Park Stadion in Freiburg, Germany. Image by Badenova.
German football club SC Freiburg has inaugurated a 2.38-MWp solar photovoltaic (PV) power system on the roof of its stadium in the city of Freiburg which is set to come into operation in the second half of September, as planned.
BadenovaWaermeplus, a subsidiary of municipal utility company Badenova, began setting up more than 6,000 solar modules on the roof of the Europa Park Stadion in May after the end of the Bundesliga season and is now working to complete the installation, Badenova said on Saturday.
The solar plant, which is one of the world's largest photovoltaic installations on a stadium so far, is expected to generate about 2.3 million kWh of green power per year and this will be enough to meet the annual electricity needs of Europa Park Stadion. The electricity corresponds to the annual power consumption of 1,600 households.
BadenovaWaermeplus has invested about EUR 2.3 million (USD 2.31m) in the project and signed a contract to operate the PV system for a period of at least 20 years.
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