In early Dec 2010, one of the largest solar plants in Upper Franconia was put into operation, the Zultenberg Solar Park. Solar specialists Eurosol GmbH built the plant in Kasendorf, Bavaria, within just two months, using Sharp Solar photovoltaic panels. The Fraunhofer Institute for Solar Energy Systems ISE has tested the plant’s capacity and has arrived at a remarkable conclusion: not only does the plant achieve its nominal capacity of 4,989.6 kilowatt peak (kWp), but it even surpasses expectations. The ISE also emphasized the careful workmanship found in Sharp panels.
Excellent workmanship and optimum capacity
With each panel featuring a nominal power capacity of 220 Wp, the total nominal power capacity for the whole system at Kasendorf adds up to 4,989.6 kWp. When the Fraunhofer ISE carried out an independent control measurement of a representative random sample of 26 modules at their facilities, readings revealed an average output of 226.9 Wp per module, which would equal a total output of 5,146 kWp. During their inspection of the EUROSOL plant, the ISE experts also emphasized the uniform appearance of the solar generator, the careful craftsmanship in solar panels and the robust, mechanical fastening system for the panels.
“We are very proud of this extremely positive, independent quality assessment of our solar modules,” affirms Georg Koch, Manager for Module Sales Central & East Europe at Sharp Solar. “On average, the power generated by the solar park each year is enough to supply around 2,000 households while also eliminating around 3,000 tons of CO2 emissions. That’s another important step forward for environmental protection.”
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