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 in Germany
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 field
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 MW
Average generation 52 GWh

The Waldpolenz Solar Park is a 52-megawatt (MW) photovoltaic power station built by German developer and operator Juwi at a former military air base near Leipzig, Eastern Germany. When completed by the end of 2008, it was the world's largest thin-film solar park using CdTe-modules.[1]

Initially, the solar power plant's nameplate capacity was 40 MW, consisting of 500,000 state-of-the-art solar panels provided by U.S. manufacturer First Solar, and generated 40,000 MWh of electricity per year.[2] The solar park was then extended with another 153,650 panels, also provided by First Solar, to a final capacity of 52 MWP in 2011[3]

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.[2]

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  1. ^ World’s largest solar power plant being built in eastern Germany
  2. ^ a b Building Approval Granted for 40 MW Photovoltaic Project
  3. ^ "juwi Solar Presents New Large-Scale Projects and Innovations". Juwi press release. 31 Aug 2011. Retrieved Aug 2012.  Check date values in: |access-date= (help)
  4. ^ "Map of site footprint of Waldpolenz Energy Park". Wiki-solar. Retrieved 5 March 2015. 
  5. ^ eXenewable Project Profile Page - Waldpolenz, PV, Germany