Hamburg, 04. Mai 2010 - The construction works of the solar power plant Sonnefeld near Coburg/Germany have begun: The COLEXON Energy AG, a leading project developer and operator of high-yield solar power plants, will realize a rooftop solar power plant with a total capacity of 2.5 MWp. As the owner of the rooftop, the SILAG Handel AG ties this project in its integrated strategic approach.
On the SILAG roof area, sized approx. 80,000 sqm, the COLEXON engineers will install 33.000 thin film modules from market leader First Solar. A mounting system developed by COLEXON will be used as the substructure. It optimally suits the roof conditions and requires only low load reserves. After commissioning, in mid 2010, the power output of the Sonnefeld plant is expected to amount to approx. 2.45 million kWh per year. That corresponds to annual CO2 savings of approx. 2,000 tons compared to a coal fired power plant.
Thorsten Preugschas, CEO of COLEXON, sees this project as another proof of the successful positioning of COLEXON. The realization of this rooftop solar power plant underlines the company’s know-how in an efficient use of roof areas or minimizing of load reserves. Preugschas says: “When the announced changes in feed-in tariffs will come into effect, large roof areas like those in Sonnefeld will become more interesting for German investors.“ This project proves once again COLEXON’s operative focus on roof areas in Germany. Only few companies combine as much expertise in this field as the Hamburg company.