Germany – EnBW is constructing two more large-scale photovoltaic projects in Brandenburg, each with a capacity of 150 megawatts (MW).
These developments follow the completion of Germany’s largest solar park, Weesow-Willmersdorf, by EnBW in Werneuchen, Brandenburg. The two new developments, Alttrebbin and Gottesgabe in the Märkisch-Oderland district, both occupy approximately 125 hectares and are situated just under 40 kilometers apart.
Green energy for 90,000 households
EnBW anticipates the construction will take a year. The two parks will have a total of 700,000 solar panels installed. In terms of arithmetic, that is enough to provide green energy to nearly 90,000 households. Per year, about 200,000 tons of CO2 pollution can be avoided.
Over 40 involved companies
The two solar parks are being built concurrently. About 40 companies are working on their construction. The substructure is provided by Schletter Solar. LONGi Solar’s bifacial solar panels not only absorb overt solar energy but also derive electricity from indirect sunlight reflecting into the panel’s backside. Siemens supplied the key inverters. EnBW has also hired a vast number of Brandenburg-based companies to help with entry roads, cabling, waste collection, surveying, building site environmental management, agricultural services, and other activities.
To connect the installations to the grid, EnBW is constructing its own substations. On the B167 road connecting Gottesgabe and Metzdorf, two 110-kilovolt underground cables can link to the Metzdorf Nord substation of regional grid operator e.dis.