Solar Power Plant Wildflecken

Site Overview
Location Wildfecken, Germany
Coordinates 50.37° N, 9.92° E
Average global irradiance 1,049 kWh/m²/yr
Average temperature 8.0 °C, 46.4 °F
Average precipitation 824 mm, 32.4 in/yr
Technical Overview
Date onstream June 2011
System capcity 551.2 kWp
Panel type SF130-L (130 W)
Number of installed panels 4,240
Tilt angle, orientation 20°, South 0°
Expected output 600,00 kWh/yr
CO2reduction 413,000 kg/yr
Inverter SMA SC 500CP
Financing Bank
Deutsche Kreditbank AG

BELECTRIC Solarkraftwerke GmbH, headquartered in the Photovoltaics Centre Kolitzheim in Schweinfurt, is a market-leading designer, manufacturer and constructor of ground-mounted solar power plants. BELECTRIC employs more than 1,600 people in 15 nations and has been the market leader in the power plant segment since 2010. Among the company’s strengths is its expertise in manufacturing BoS components.

In June 2011, BELECTRIC connected the solar power plant located on the former military grounds at Wildflecken to the grid, bringing to a close the area’s martial history and setting an example for the sustainable and innovative use of conversion real estate. The power plant employs Solar Frontier CIS modules and can provide 158 households per year with energy.

One particular achievement was the integration into the landscape of the Hohen Rhön. This was an important aspect in the planning and implementation of the 551 kWp power plant, as it is located in the heart of the Rhön Nature Reserve. However, the most convincing aspects of the 4,240 photovoltaic modules were their economic viability and high efficiency. To meet these requirements BELECTRIC chose thin-film technology from Solar Frontier. The power plant shows how solar energy can supply environmentally friendly electricity, and convert unused land to more productive purposes.