Europe’s ‘largest’ rooftop solar project complete

A solar plant installed across eleven hectares of roof – believed to be the largest in Europe – is now online in southern Germany. The 8.1MW plant includes 33,000 solar […]

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By Priyanka Shrestha

A solar plant installed across eleven hectares of roof – believed to be the largest in Europe – is now online in southern Germany.

The 8.1MW plant includes 33,000 solar panels and covers the distribution centre for Pfenning logistics across two hall complexes in Heddesheim municipality, south of Frankfurt.

The project is expected to generate enough renewable electricity to meet the demands of around 1,846 households and save up to 5,171 tons of carbon emissions.

Dennis Seiberth, President of the business unit for international large-scale projects at WIRSOL, which installed the plant said: “In this size, we usually build solar parks… At the end of July, the solar power plant went on the grid according to plan.”

Last week a UK crowdfunding platform revealed Britons invested more than £700,000 in just over a month to fund two solar projects in the country.