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Ground-breaking Ceremony: Goldbeck Solar Begins Construction of Germany's Second Largest Solar Park

Hirschberg a.d. Bergstrasse, Germany - Goldbeck Solar, one of the leading providers in the turnkey construction of industrial, commercial and large-scale photovoltaic plants, has broken ground on the Bartow solar park together with Encavis Asset Management.

With a capacity of 260 MWp and a total area of over 205 hectares, the project in the municipality of Bartow, around 150 km north of Berlin, will be the second largest solar park in Germany to date once it is completed, according to Goldbeck Solar.

The plant is expected to generate an average of around 270 million kWh (270 GWh) of solar power per year, saving around 100,000 tons of CO2 per year. For Goldbeck Solar, it will be the largest project in Germany to date.

According to Goldbeck Solar, the location of the solar park allows for optimal solar radiation and high efficiency. Ecological factors also played a role in the planning. For example, biodiversity should not be endangered by the large solar park, which is why there is a particular focus on biodiversity. The solar park will be built in two phases. A total of around 453,000 bifacial Canadian Solar modules will be installed. Commissioning is expected to take place in summer 2025.

“We are very proud to be able to implement such a large project in Germany. Bartow is a project of superlatives and underlines the important role and strength of GOLDBECK SOLAR in the expansion of renewable energies,” says Goldbeck Solar Managing Director Joachim Goldbeck.

“We are delighted to be working with GOLDBECK SOLAR on this project. Their many years of experience and expertise in the field of solar technology, combined with their reputation for reliability and quality, have convinced us,” commented Karsten Mieth, CEO of Encavis Asset Management AG, on the collaboration.

Source: IWR Online, 17 Apr 2024