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Solar electricity is a clean, reliable and cost-effective mounted and rooftop mounted photovoltaic systems
source of power. Bavaria, Germany, has invested in with a 20-year power purchase guaranteed under
solar energy because the Bavarian government is the EEG, is one of the most advanced renewable
committed to providing clean air for the community, energy policies in the world. German Environment
protecting the environment and securing a better Minister Trittin has stated that Germany is striving
energy future. The Bavaria Solarpark was developed to have the world’s leading solar industry.
in response to the newly amended German Renewable
Energy Law (EEG). This landmark legislation, which
established a renewable feed-in tariff for both ground-
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Project Description
The Bavaria Solarpark consists of a ground-mounted photovoltaic
system that utilizes silicon technology to convert sunlight directly
into electricity. The 10 megawatt (MW) project, located on three sites,
uses PowerLight’s patented PowerTracker® technology to generate
clean, reliable power, and delivers more power than conventional
fixed-tilt solar generation systems. Solarpark Mühlhausen: 6.3 MW

Covering a total of 62 acres (equivalent to 56 football fields) and


using 57,600 solar panels, the Bavaria Solarpark is the largest
photovoltaic project in world. Together with Siemens AG,
interconnection to the electrical grid will be made at each site with
the regional German utility E.ON Energie, with a 20-year power
purchase guaranteed under the German Renewable Energy Law
(EEG). This project has created hundreds of high quality jobs and
Solarpark Günching: 1.9 MW
its sustainable design and construction preserves the natural beauty
and environmental quality of the region.

Project Specifications
Number of solar panels 57,600

Photovoltaic surface area 62 acres


Solarpark Minihof: 1.9 MW
Solarpark system capacity 10 Megawatts

Technology PowerLight PowerTracker Project Partners


Project Designer and Developer:
Environmental Benefits PowerLight Corporation
Solar power is environmentally friendly in many ways. Solar electric Project Finance:
power is a 100% renewable energy source, without noise pollution Deutsche Structured Finance
or harmful emissions. Solar power improves air quality, because it Permit and Land Rights:
decreases the need to generate electricity from fossil fuels. Renewable K&S Consulting
energy plays an important role in reducing the risk of global climate
Solar Panel Manufacturer:
change. Reducing greenhouse gas emissions depends on reducing Sharp Corporation
the amount of fossil fuel-generated energy we produce and consume.
Civil Construction:
Fossil fuels include coal, petroleum, and natural gas - which are used Joint Venture Max Bögl/Klebl
to generate electric power and fuel transportation. By reducing the
Electrical Equipment
purchase of fossil fuel-generated electricity, the Bavaria Solarpark
Supply and Construction:
spares the environment from harmful emissions. Over the next 30 Siemens AG/E.ON
years, the solar generated electricity will reduce emissions of carbon
dioxide by almost 186,000 tons. These emissions reductions are
equivalent to planting nearly 20,300 acres of trees.

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