Waldpolenz Solar Park

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Waldpolenz Solar Park
Juwi PV Field.jpg
First Solar 40-MW CdTe PV Array installed by JUWI Group in Waldpolenz, Germany
Waldpolenz Solar Park is located in Germany
Waldpolenz Solar Park
Location of Waldpolenz Solar Park
Country Germany
Coordinates 51°19′42″N 12°39′22″E / 51.32833°N 12.65611°E / 51.32833; 12.65611Coordinates: 51°19′42″N 12°39′22″E / 51.32833°N 12.65611°E / 51.32833; 12.65611
Construction cost €130 million
Operator(s) Juwi
Solar farm
Type Flat-panel PV
Site area 220 ha (544 acres) footprint
Power generation
Units operational 550,000
Make and model First Solar
Nameplate capacity 52
Annual generation 52

Waldpolenz Solar Park, which was the world’s largest thin-film photovoltaic (PV) power system, was built by German developer and operator Juwi at a former military air base to the east of Leipzig in Germany. The power plant was initially 40 MW solar power system using state-of-the-art thin film technology, and was fully operational by the end of 2008.[1] 550,000 First Solar thin-film modules from cadmium telluride (CdTe) are being used, which supply about 40,000 MWh of electricity per year.[2]

It was extended to 52 MWP in 2011[3] with the addition of a further 153,650 solar modules, also from First Solar.

The installation is located in the Muldentalkreis district in the state of Saxony in eastern Germany, built on half of the location’s 220 hectares (543.6 acres)[4] in the townships of Brandis and Bennewitz.[5] The investment costs for the Waldpolenz solar park have amounted to some 130 million euro.[1]

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  1. ^ a b Building Approval Granted for 40 MW Photovoltaic Project
  2. ^ World’s largest solar power plant being built in eastern Germany
  3. ^ "juwi Solar Presents New Large-Scale Projects and Innovations". Juwi press release. 31 Aug 2011. Retrieved Aug 2012. 
  4. ^ "Map of site footprint of Waldpolenz Energy Park". Wiki-solar. Retrieved Aug 2012. 
  5. ^ eXenewable Project Profile Page - Waldpolenz, PV, Germany