Solar Power Plant Eberswalde

Site Overview
Location Eberswalde, Germany
Coordinates 52.86° N, 13.77° E
Average global irradiance 1,014 kWh/m2/yr
Average temperature 9.0 °C, 48.2 °F
Average precipitation 567 mm/yr, 22.3 in/yr
Technical Overview
Date onstream July 2011
System capacity 4,886 kWp
Panel type SF130-L (130 W), SF140-L (140 W)
Number of installed panels 36,720
Tilt angle, orientation 20°, 0° south
Expected output 4,845,000 kWh/yr
Total CO2reduction 3,900,000 kg/yr, 8,598,028 lbs/yr
Inverter 80 x Siemens PVM20 und 175 x PVM17
Financing Bank
Berliner Volksbank & DZ Bank

mp-tec is a specialist in the development and implementation of solar PV, solar thermal, and mounting systems, based in Eberswalde, Germany. mptec also builds turnkey solar parks, and has been a manufacturer, distributor and project-based service provider since 2002. mp-tec also is a partner for specialist dealers, skilled craftsmen, planners, and investors in Europe. With 75 employees and a network of approximately 4,000 trade partners, mp-tec is the largest solar systems company in the former East German states.

In less than three months, mp-tec installed and connected to the grid five megawatts of Solar Frontier panels at the Technology and Business Park in Eberswalde, Germany. Used for the first time, a new single-foot assembly system allows quicker mounting of modules than conventional systems. Up to three rows of framed modules can be assembled in portrait mounting.

The Eberswalde installation is the first solar park using CIS thin-film modules from Solar Frontier in Brandenburg. The most convincing aspects of Solar Frontier’s CIS modules for mp-tec were their economic viability and high efficiency. Due to the uniform black appearance of the CIS modules the installation also integrates into the landscape better than other technologies.

The 17-hectare thin-film installation is expected to produce 4,845,000 kWh per year, generating enough energy for approximately 1,500 two-person households, saving up to 3,900 tons of CO2 emissions per year.