Köthen Solar Park

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Köthen Solar Park
Coordinates51°43′33″N 11°58′26″E / 51.72583°N 11.97389°E / 51.72583; 11.97389Coordinates: 51°43′33″N 11°58′26″E / 51.72583°N 11.97389°E / 51.72583; 11.97389
Construction beganMay 2008
Commission dateDecember 2008
Construction cost€133 million
Solar farm
TypeFlat-panel PV
Site area116 ha (287 acres)
Power generation
Units operational205,000 crystalline photovoltaic modules of BP Solar
Nameplate capacity45 MWp
Annual net output42 GWh

The Köthen Solar Park is a photovoltaic power station in Köthen, Germany. It has a capacity of 45 megawatts (MW) and an expected annual electricity generation of 42 gigawatt-hours. The solar park was developed and built by RGE Energy.[1]

The PV project is built on a former military airfield in Köthen on 116 hectares (290 acres). In 2009, the project was the largest solar power plant in Saxony-Anhalt and the world's largest system using string inverters. The project is equipped with 205,000  solar module made of crystalline silicon by BP Solar. Total investment in the project was around €133 million. The solar park was connected to the grid in 2009.[1][2] Payment was fixed to 35.49 Euro-cents per kilowatt-hour for 20 years.[3]