On 30 June 2012 Jännersdorf Solar Park in Brandenburg (Prignitz) with an output of 40.5 MW was completed and put into operation in accordance with the Renewable Energy Sources Act (EEG). Given the debate about solar subsidies, which has only just been resolved, it has not always been certain that the project subsidised by Bremer Landesbank would be completed.
“We are therefore very happy to have completed what is currently the largest solar power plant in time”, says Parabel CEO Jürgen Will. “In addition to the uncertain political
climate, large-scale deammunitioning on the former military training area (approx. 40 t material all the way to a 20 kg aircraft bomb), the relocation of approx. 2,500 sand lizards as well as
costly cable route planning and security presented particular challenges to us over the course of the project.”
The inspections carried out by test laboratory PV Lab confirmed the high quality of the components and the design of the plant on 29 June. 167,550 polycrystalline modules by Trina Solar, Suntech Power and Hareon were installed on 5,216 module tables by Schletter. 1,894 Siemens Sinvert PVM 20 inverters convert the generated direct current to be fed into the alternating current lines.
“The achievements of everyone involved in the project are even more impressive than the technical specifications”, Parabel CEO Jürgen Will adds. “All installers, planners and partners did their very best to ensure that the project could be completed by the end of June.”
The power plant, which consists of four construction sites, is connected to the grid through two new cable routes: via a 33 KV line and a specially constructed distribution station in Neuburg, 15 MW will be fed into the 110 KV grid of Wemag. The 25.5 MW output generated in the southern construction site is transported via a 30-kilometre 20 kV cable route to the also newly constructed distribution station in Rapshagen, where it is fed into the 110 kV grid of E.ON edis.
The plant is on a 90-hectare area and generates around 38 million kilowatt hour of electricity per year, enough to supply almost 10,000 four-person households.
The Solar Park will officially be opened in mid-August as part of the 20-year anniversary celebrations of the Meyenburg office. It will then be open to the public for viewing.