Gehrlicher Solar builds the largest solar park in the company's history
On December 20, 2011, Gehrlicher Solar AG began the construction of the Perleberg Airport Solar Park with a symbolic start of the project. The largest solar power system in the company's history, with a peak power capacity of 34 megawatts, is intended to produce yearly about 32.7 million kilowatt hours of solar power. This amount is sufficient to cover the needs of around 9,300 three-person households.
Fred Fischer, mayor of the city of Perleberg, Holger Rupprecht, Member of State Parliament, and Klaus Gehrlicher, CEO of Gehrlicher Solar AG, greeted the assembled guests. Klaus Gehrlicher thanked all those who were participating and emphasized: "For our ability to bring about this large project, we have to thank the good cooperation of the city and regional authorities and of the landowners and tenants. This is an example of a sensible use of fallow terrain, which was once used for military purposes. We are proud to be able to use this land to make an important contribution to the energy turnaround."
The solar park will rise on a total of 87 hectares, encompassing the previous military airport of Perleberg in Brandenburg, halfway between Hamburg and Berlin. In the months to come, Gehrlicher Solar will build up 62 hectares of this area with substructures, solar modules, and inverters. The rest of the area will serve as what is called compensation areas; here meadow breeding grounds in particular will be created. Connection of the solar park to the power grid is planned for May 2012. Compared with energy created by fossil fuels, the plant will save approximately 32,000 tons of CO2 yearly.
Posted by Gloria Llopis | 2011-12-20