Day4 delivers PV power plant

Day4 Energy, a supplier of solar-power systems, has delivered a turnkey 2.4MW roof-mounted photovoltaic (PV) power plant to Günther Heiss Solar in Germany.

The company was responsible for the design, engineering and construction of the PV power plant with one of its German partners.

The energy produced at the plant, which includes 12,600 48MC Day4 solar modules, will be sold to the local grid provider under the German feed-in-tariff (FIT) law (EEG).

Günther Heiss Solar, located in Emmingen, cultivates ginseng plants that prefer shading to sunlight for optimal growth and therefore require extensive roofs that can also be used to house solar-power generation systems.

Earlier this month, Canada-based Day4 Energy announced that it was also providing 5.1MW – or 23,000 of its modules – to Ontario’s Hybridyne Power Systems Canada, a 47.5 per cent-owned affiliate of Atlantic Wind and Solar Limited (AWSL), which specialises in the design, construction and management of utility-scale renewable-energy parks.

The 5.1MW suite of projects consists of the 2.0MW Newcastle Solar Energy Park, which was recently announced by AWSL, along with 3.1MW of rooftop arrays for the Toronto area.

Located approximately 80km east of Toronto, the 2.0MW Newcastle ground-mounted energy park will be the largest array from the group of projects and is expected to break ground in the second quarter of 2010.

The 10-acre Solar Energy Park will combine approximately 8,900 Day4 60MC-I Guardian solar modules with eight of Hybridyne’s HPE Hyperwatt 250 XLS Professional Series PV inverters.

It will be one of Canada’s larger PV installations upon its completion in late 2010.

The additional 3.1MW of Day4 modules to be supplied above and beyond the initial 2.0MW Newcastle announcement will be used by Atlantic Wind and Solar on a variety of industrial and commercial flat-roof arrays in the Toronto area.