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Solar power plant Brandenburg-Briest, Germany 91 MWp

In December 2011, the former military airport Briest turned into one of the world‘s largest power plants for solar energy. On an area of 280 soccer fields, the solar power plant Briest-Brandenburg provides a capacity of 91 MWp which generates power for more than 11,500 households. 

To achieve this, more than 383,000 crystalline modules from Q CELLS were mounted and installed in a record time of only eight weeks. The power plant is a joint project between the former Q-Cells SE and the investors of the Luxcara GmbH as well as the MCG Group.


Alexandra von Bernstorff, Managing Director, LUXCARA GmbH

„As asset managers we place a great deal of value on high-quality parks from experienced photovoltaic companies such as Hanwha Q CELLS; the product performance of which we can count on to provide the highest degree of security for the next 20 years.”


System specifications

Location

Country Germany
Location Brandenburg
Coordinates 52.3° N, 12.27° O
Altitude appr. 30 m above sea level
Climate moderate
Avg. annual temperature 8.7 °C
Annual horizontal irradiation 1,021 kWh/m2

Annual output 2012

ø Simulated irradiation on module level 1,184 kWh/m²
ø Simulated energy output appr. 89,500 MWh
ø Simulated specific energy output1 983 MWh / MWp
ø Simulated Performance Ratio1 83 %
Energy exploitation concept 100 % feed-in
Prevented CO2 emissions 50.000 t per year
1 Energy output evaluation by Solar Engineering Decker & Mack GmbH Performance Ratio incl. shading

SYSTEM

Segment large system, utility
Installation type ground-mounted
Alignment 0° (south)
Inclination 25°
Modules 383.000 crystalline modules (Q.PEAK, Q.PRO and Q.BASE) from Q CELLS
Module power classes 230-245 Wp
Installed capacity 91 MWp
Installed module area 648,654 m²
Substructure Magna
Inverter 84 x Schneider Electric 675 E, 18 x ABB PVS800_500
Commissioning December 2011
Monitored since December 2011
Data measurement Output data, irradiation at module level, module temperature, ambient temperature

ENERGY OUTPUT FORECAST FOR BRIEST


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The Strasskirchen power plant was built by the Q CELLS system specialists of the former Q-Cells SE. This facility was connected to the grid in December 2009 and generates around 53 MWp of green electricity. Hanwha Q CELLS needed five months to finish the construction of this facility.

System specifications

Application Ground-mounted solar power plant
Installed capacity 53 MWp
Completion 2009
Modules Q.BASE (previous model)

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The Finsterwalde power plant cluster was built in three stages by the Q CELLS system specialists of the former Q-Cells SE: The first facility, rated to 42 MWp, was erected within six months and was connected to the grid in September 2009.

System specifications

Application Ground-mounted solar power plant
Installed capacity 83 MWp (total)
Completion 2010 (final)
Modules Q.BASE (previous model)

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In March 2009, the Q CELLS system specialists of the former Q-Cells SE completed the six-month construction of this facility in Zeithain.

System specifications

Application Ground-mounted solar power plant
Installed capacity 12 MWp
Completion 2009 (final)
Modules Q.BASE (previous model)

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This cluster of several facilities in Basilikata was completed within six months by the Q CELLS system specialists of the former Q-Cells SE. The entire facility was connected to the grid in 2010.

System specifications

Application Ground-mounted solar power plant
Installed capacity 10 MWp
Completion 2010 (final)
Modules Q.BASE (previous model)

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The Basilicata cluster consists of several larger facilities that were completed in 2009 by the Q CELLS system specialists of the former Q-Cells SE. The overall construction time was six months.

System specifications

Application Ground-mounted solar power plant
Installed capacity 12 MWp
Completion 2009 (final)
Modules Q.BASE (previous model)

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The Q CELLS system specialists of the Q-Cells North America team needed only twelve weeks of construction to complete this 20 MWp facility for an independent energy producer in Canada. Roughly 87,000 Q.BASE modules were installed in the process.

System specifications

Application Ground-mounted solar power plant
Installed capacity 20 MWp
Completion 2010
Modules Q.BASE (previous model)

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