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Six weeks ago we had a field of sugar beets – now we have a solar power station
Volker Miesseler, Manager of the public utilities Bergheim, opened the solar power station close to the A61, which was built by the Euskirchen solar specialist „F&S solar“ under complicated conditions - 6,900 solar modules with 1.690-kilowatt peak will generate more than 1.5 million kilowatt hours of…Mehr anzeigen
Volker Miesseler, Manager of the public utilities Bergheim, opened the solar power station close to the A61, which was built by the Euskirchen solar specialist „F&S solar“ under complicated conditions - 6,900 solar modules with 1.690-kilowatt peak will generate more than 1.5 million kilowatt hours of green current per year for the public utilities of Bergheim in future
Bergheim - „Six weeks ago sugar beets still stood on this field“, Volker Miesseler, Manager of the public utilities Bergheim said at the inauguration of the solar park Zieverich close to Bergheim. The PV plant was opened on a Friday, 13th, which was only positive says Volker Miesseler: „I married on a Friday, 13th – and the marriage already holds for 20 years!“
The solar power station with 6,900 solar modules built by the Euskirchen solar specialist „F&S solar“ should generate 1.605.975 kilowatt hours of clean solar current for more than two decades: The peak performance will be 1,690 kilowatts per year in future – without carbon dioxide output or consequential costs for storage of dangerous materials.
However, the construction itself was difficult with regard to the weather and the muddy ground on the field, as Boris Kapschefsky, project manager of F&S reported: „It was very slushy, and there were lanes of up to 30 centimeters produced by the harvesting machines.“
A crane could not be used to set up the heavy transformer station, even a real cross-country Unimog got to its borders. Moreover, the storage space was very restricted: „We have virtually unloaded directly from the street and started mounting immediately.“
Maria Pfordt, Mayor of the capital town Bergheim, said: „I would not have liked worked under such circumstances and I am even more glad to finish this innovative project on time!“
Volker Miesseler: „F&S has established the solar installation in only five weeks and thus early enough before the next reduction step of the energy law EEG. On 29th of November we could report the technical operation.“ Not only the principal public utilities of Bergheim should profit from the current, but also directly the citizens themselves Miesseler said.
Next year the public utilities want to work out a concept, to make the citizens participate in the solar park and profit also financially. Miesseler: „I fancy an easy solution by which the citizens can already take part with little money.“ Moreover, one wants to allow resident businessman to cover the solar park current – then this would be the entrance in the direct marketing according to the motto „energy – from Bergheim for Bergheim“.
Only 50 kilometres of cable were necessary for the construction of the solar power station on the 2.8-hectare-surface for the module connections, in addition 1.2 kilometres of cable for the main line were used as Kapschefsky of „F&S solar“ said. The solar park Zieverich is calculated with a term of at least 25 years. The solar modules coming from German production are recyclable afterwards.
459 households can be supplied with clean solar current by the new solar park by which more than 1100 tons of carbon dioxide are saved per year compared to conventional energy resources .