Rooftop Scharbeutz

Site Overview
Location Scharbeutz, Germany
Coordinates 54.02° N, 10.75° E
Average global irradiance 979 kWh/m2/yr
Average temperature 8.7 °C, 47.7 °F
Average precipitation 698 mm, 27.5 in/yr
Installation Overview
Date onstream December 2010
System capacity 8.66 kWp
Panel type SF87H-EX-B (87,5 W)
Number of installed panels 99
Tilt angle, orientation 45°, 10° E
Output 10,025 kWh (10.03.2011 – 09.03.2012)
Total CO2-reduction 6,644 kg/yr, 12,443 lbs/yr (10.03.2011 – 09.03.2012)
Inverter 2 x SMA SB 4000 TL-20 (x2)
Financing Bank

Based in Northern Germany, BalticSolar is an innovative and leading company founded in 2004 by solar energy specialists with deep experience in developing and marketing photovoltaic facilities. From consulting to purchasing and planning by its engineers, right up to installation by the experienced BalticSolar construction team – all of these services are delivered by the same company.

This rooftop construction was installed by BalticSolar on a private house in Scharbeutz. The Northern German town is located next to the bay of Lübeck on the Eastern coast of Schleswig Holstein. A total of 99 Solar Frontier CI S modules were installed, delivering 8.66 kWp of system capacity.

In Germany – as in Japan, where Solar Frontier established its business catering to the needs of residential owners – environmental considerations can carry high priority. So the fact that Solar Frontier’s CI S technology is cadmium and lead free was a compelling factor for the end user. The black appearance of the modules was also significant. One year after having connected the installation to the grid, performance data showed that the plant generated high power output and had a Performance Ratio of up to 96%, despite the harsh Northern German climate and low irradiance levels.