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SOLON is Building a 2 MW Solar Power Plant on a Landfill in Thuringia


Berlin, October 22, 2012. SOLON Energy GmbH has been awarded the contract to build a photovoltaic power plant with a total capacity of 2 MW on an abandoned landfill in Jena-Ilmnitz (Thuringia). At the behest of the city of Jena, SOLON is planning the power plant, installing it so that it is ready to use, and is also responsible for commissioning it. The investment amounts to around four million euros, including the development of the land and of the project.

The plant is being built on an area of about four hectares; 8,360 polycrystalline solar modules with fixed mountings will be used. The yield can provide up to 1,400 households in Jena with electricity generated in a climate-friendly manner.

“Like the city of Jena, more and more communities are taking control of the energy revolution themselves,” says Dr. Lars Podlowski, managing director of SOLON Energy GmbH. “Solar power is particularly suitable for this. The plants can be installed quickly, and unused areas such as large roofs or landfills can be used sensibly and profitably.” With its many years of experience in the power plant segment and its wide range of services, including planning, installation, maintenance and monitoring, SOLON is the ideal partner for this.

About SOLON:
SOLON is a leading producer of high-quality solar power modules and solar systems for rooftop, roof integrated and greenfield installations. As a specialist in the development, construction, and maintenance of commercial and utility-scale solar systems, SOLON delivers complete turnkey power plants worldwide. With its subsidiaries in Germany, Italy and the United States, SOLON employs a total of approx. 600 people across the globe.

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