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Upon Mudbath follows Sunshine
Solar plant in Emden/North Germany supplies electricity for more than 1,000 households with solar current out of 15,000 PV modules –construction of 3.75 Megawatt power plant was executed under difficult conditions Emden – “If you find a drainage ditch in the area, where you want to build a solar plant,…Mehr anzeigen
Solar plant in Emden/North Germany supplies electricity for more than 1,000 households with solar current out of 15,000 PV modules –construction of 3.75 Megawatt power plant was executed under difficult conditions
Emden – “If you find a drainage ditch in the area, where you want to build a solar plant, you already know what you are engaging yourself in” says Jörg Frühauf with a laugh. His solar company “F&S solar” in Euskirchen leaves a big impression on the former barracks complex close to Emden in two ways. The solar plant which is being built these days comes with impressive figures: On a surface of approx. 8 hectares, 15,000 PV modules will produce a peak performance of 3,750 kW, and due to the circumstances, the F&S workers had to take care not to leave too big footprints on this area: The work had to be done on really muddy ground, as Uwe Czypiorski, CTO of F&S solar told us.
“The weather conditions were hard, due to heavy rain the ground was extremely softened. Therefore we had to act very carefully on the surface and could not use the same traces twice” says Uwe Czypiorski. Although after the new greening of the area nothing of these traces will be seen any longer. Through the expected 3,692,765 kWh of clean solar current, 2,548 tons of the climate killer carbon dioxide can be saved. With the green current produced there, 1,055 households can be supplied with solar energy.
The direction of the solar modules as well as the height of the construction below were especially designed for this solar plant. “Through this measure we are able to increase even the revenue predicted by independent institutes” says CTO Uwe Czypiorski. The installation is certified by independent authorities and approved by TÜV.
More than 110 kilometres of cable for the module wiring had to be installed and pulled, plus 9 kilometres of cable for the main power connection. The works were not only done with own assemblers, but also, as Uwe Czypiorski says, with “resident installers. And I can only praise the good cooperation with local Authorities and the Energy Suppliers of Emden”.
The location has a real good solar irradiation, and the area lies close to the highway. As soon as the solar plant is ready, it will be monitored 24 hours a day by F&S solar at its headquarters in Euskirchen. epa
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F&S solar builds 8 Megawatt Solar Plant before the gates of Anklam
Apart from waste of the Second World War, metal scrap from post-war times and ore-bearing rocks, also the weather represented special challenges in building this solar plant. Anklam – The German air pioneer Otto Lilienthal would have had fund: In front of the gates of his place of birth, in Anklam…Mehr anzeigen
Apart from waste of the Second World War, metal scrap from post-war times and ore-bearing rocks, also the weather represented special challenges in building this solar plant.
Anklam – The German air pioneer Otto Lilienthal would have had fund: In front of the gates of his place of birth, in Anklam in the North-East of Germany the solar specialist F&S solar from Euskirchen in Northrhine-Westfalia is building a top modern solar plant with a peak power of 7,900 Kilowatt. More then 32,000 top-quality modules are being used on a non-shadowed area close to the Anklam airfield, which nowadays also serves as Otto-Lilienthal-Museum. Here, one also finds the Aeronauticon, an educational and adventure garden, where kids are made familiar in a playful way with science and techniques.
On account of the airfield we had to get a blend- and a fire prevention certificate, so that it could be made sure that there will be no interferences from solar park for the air traffic“, reports the Chief Technical Officer of „F&S solar“, Uwe Czypiorski. However, the certificates were only the smaller problem, because the airfield already existed during the Second World War, and it was taken under hard bombardment by the allies. Consequently adjoining surfaces also showed a high ordnance load.
“The whole surface had to be sounded out“, according to Uwe Czypiorski. The site concerned was finally cleared from old loads by the ordnance clearance from Mecklenburg-West Pomerania. Czypiorski: „Another problem was that the people have disposed a lot of scrap metal in the bomb craters after the Second World War. The metal detector also found this kind of waste of course.“
What, however, nobody had counted on: There were also numerous ore-bearing stones which were found by the metal detector. „We had to sound out the ground very deeply and condense afterwards again in layers to guarantee the stability for the substructure of the solar park.“
And again this: While the whole of Germany experienced a relatively mild winter, just in Mecklenburg-West Pomerania they had a longer frost period partly with two-digit minus degrees which delayed the works.
Finally, in safe distance we marched behind the ordnance clearance and have mounted the sub-construction of galvanised steel and aluminium“, according to Czypiorski. However, in spite of all adversities the CTO is satisfied with the basic schedule: „We have begun in the middle of January with the construction works and could realize the technical power connection by the end of February. Already during the construction phase an investor who will take over the solar park was found. „Currently we are still occupied to connect the solar park to the main grid point two kilometres away“, according to Czypiorski. Then the solar park will save yearly 5,500 tonnes CO2 and deliver purely clean current for 2,256 households.
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