02 Jan '16, 5pm

Abandoned buildings transformed into PV plant - Renewable Energy Focus

The abandoned building had been out of use since 1989 and locals were eager for an improvement to the neglected area. Ka-Energy Solutions GmbH was selected as an investor and to serve as the EPC for the solar park and manage daily operations and maintenance after the commissioning. A total of 6,000 solar modules and 30 Delta RPI M50A solar inverters with 50 kW output were installed in the system. During the project, environmental factors had to be taken into consideration. A study found that protected species of bats were located in the area, and so, measures were taken in order to preserve the nesting areas of these bats. One element was the construction of a long narrow brick corridor approximately 2 meters high and 10 meters long with the majority of the structure built underground. The structure was designed to give local bats a clear flight path into protected roostin...

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