Hanwha Q Cells equips 10-MW solar park of Germany's Energiekontor
Solar park in Bavaria. Author: Michael Betke. License: Creative Commons, Attribution 2.0 Generic
Solar module maker Hanwha Q Cells Co Ltd (NASDAQ:HQCL) has delivered photovoltaic (PV) modules for a 10-MWp solar park in Germany’s northeastern state of Brandenburg.
The 35,073 units of Q.PLUS BFR-G4.1 modules, with a capacity of 285 Wp each, are powering the plant in the district of Maerkisch Oderland. The solar farm is owned by German renewables developer Energiekontor AG (ETR:EKT) and was hooked to the grid at the end of March, Hanwha Q Cells said last week.
The so-called Garzau-Garzin plant is expected to generate over 10 million kWh of electricity per year, which will be enough to supply around 3,000 homes and will save about 5,500 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions.
In a separate press release, Energiekontor said that it has won the project in an auction round in April 2016, thus securing feed-in tariff support under the German Renewable Energy Sources Act (EEG) for a period of 20 years. Construction of the plant took four months.
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