02 July 2013
Conergy is building its first rooftop plant in Romania with a capacity of 540 kilowatts. The plant is being installed on the 8,200 square metre warehouse rooftop of one of the world’s largest producers for soft drinks in the metropolis of Bucharest, in the district of Titan some 10 kilometres east of the city centre. Conergy is responsible for the planning and engineering of the solar plant as well as the supply of the modules and inverters and supports its customer in the project management and commissioning. After two free-field solar power plants with a respective capacity of 2.2 and 2 megawatts, this rooftop installation is already Conergy’s third solar project in Romania. It will also be cost-effective under the new Romanian legislation on support for green power, which just came into force on 1 July 2013.
25 June 2013
East of England Ambulance Service NHS Trust is set to rescue its patients with solar power from Conergy modules on their rooftop. Five solar arrays with a total capacity of 250 kilowatts featuring a total of 1,000 Conergy “P-Series” modules have been fitted to the roofs of NHS control centres in Braintree, Norwich, Luton, Melbourne and Welwyn Garden City. These emergency centres co-ordinate over half a million call-outs a year across Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire, Essex, Hertfordshire, Norfolk and Suffolk. They have been fitted by one of the UK’s leading installers and Conergy partner, Photon Energy.
19 June 2013
This afternoon, Conergy’s innovative “Lasal del Varador” grid parity project on the rooftop of a Spanish organic restaurant on Barcelona’s beach front carried the day in the “Projects” category at the Intersolar Award prize-giving ceremony. The Intersolar Award is presented every year on the occasion of the Intersolar trade fair held on the Munich exhibition site – in 2013 from 19 to 21 June. This year, the panel of experts awarded the prize for the first time in the “Projects” category for particularly innovative solar power solutions. Conergy emerged victorious from this premiere.
14 June 2013
Conergy completed two orders for installations in La Fare-les-Oliviers, a village near Aix-en-Provence in the South of France. On the one hand, the PV solution provider constructed a 4.5 MW solar park in the southeast of the village for a local grid operator and energy provider. Conergy thereby expanded its strategic partnerships with energy providers in France as well. On the other hand, Conergy realised two carport plants totalling 100 kilowatt capacity for the village, which will simultaneously provide shade for 56 cars in the summer heat of the Provence.
13 June 2013
Students of the V. Sue Cleveland and Rio Rancho High Schools in Rio Rancho, New Mexico will be learning with clean solar power. This learning is made possible by the two solar power plants Conergy is currently installing on the school campuses. The two solar installations will total 1.2 megawatts. PV solution and service provider, Conergy, is acting as general contractor for this project and is responsible for the planning and engineering of the project as well as for its construction and the supply of the components. Investor and plant operator is Washington Gas Energy Systems.
06 June 2013
Students at Lisbon University will be running their computers on clean solar power thanks to the Conergy modules and inverters of the 640 kilowatt rooftop plant promoted by Lisbon University in collaboration with Galp Energia and Capa. On the roofs of the Psychology and Science Departments, the education faculty as well as on the refectory 2,600 Conergy “P-Series” modules in conjunction with 37 Conergy IPG T inverters will be producing over one million kilowatt hours of solar energy a year. That is sufficient to supply 250 homes in the capital of Portugal or to supply 10,000 laptops for a year running eight hours a day. This means that the plant on a total area of 5,000 square metres can cover around 6% of the overall energy requirements on the campus.
04 June 2013
Conergy has hit the 1 megawatt mark in Spain with grid parity projects that are competitive without having to rely on any state subsidies whatsoever. In the autumn of 2012, Conergy broke new solar ground by realising the first power plant of this type on the roof of the organic restaurant Lasal del Varador on Barcelona’s beach front. The restaurant’s owners consume the entire electricity produced by the rooftop plant themselves. They thereby cut their electricity costs by around a fifth. Since that pilot project, Conergy has installed in collaboration with its partners a further 56 such plants with a total capacity of around one megawatt. Producing some 1,450 megawatt hours a year, that is sufficient to supply approximately 420 households with non-subsidised solar power. In the course of its global “Start it!” campaign, the PV solution and service provider has also developed appropriate business models for the grid parity markets in Australia, the USA and South Africa.
29 May 2013
Conergy is following on directly from its achievements of the last few months and delivering the components for one further power plant totalling 500 kilowatt on the Hellenic Peninsula. Conergy’s long-term partner Solar Element is acting as general contractor for the project and recently connected the power plant to the grid. The solar park is located in Amideo in the region of Florina in northern Greece.
23 May 2013
Grid parity has reached Australia. In the state of Queensland, Conergy has recently commissioned a solar plant that operates without any feed-in tariff. After the numerous self-consumption plants in Spain on the roofs of an organic restaurant, several commercial enterprises and private households, which are cost-effective without any subsidies, the PV solution and service provider is now illustrating that such projects are also possible in the sun-kissed country of Australia. There, the solar experts have just connected a 100 kilowatt rooftop plant to the grid, being installed at the newly constructed retirement nursing home “Casa d’Amore” in South Brisbane.
22 May 2013
Conergy and its long-time partner Renew HGmbH are supporting the local energy transition in the German Eifel with a solar power plant with a capacity of around 1 megawatt. The investor of the solar park is the local energy cooperative MEHR Energie eG. Its members, now numbering over 100, have made it their aim to promote the supply of electricity from renewable energy sources in their region of Mosel-Eifel-Hunsrück, and they are now laying the foundations with this first major solar project in Ulmen. On an area of some 25,000 square meters, equivalent to three football pitches, the citizens’ solar park (Bürgersolarpark) will be generating around 845,000 kilowatt hours of clean electricity every year. This is sufficient energy for supplying around 240 households and therefore nearly a quarter of Ulmen’s residents.
16 May 2013
There’s a sunny outlook for 9 public facilities in Spain, including some schools, sports facilities, a water company and government buildings. In the future, over 5,000 solar modules installed on the roofs of these buildings, which Conergy supplied to its partner and general contractor Gamma Solutions, will deliver a total of 1.8 million kilowatt hours of clean solar power a year, sufficient to supply over 500 Spanish households.
07 May 2013
Conergy is currently building a further 2 megawatt solar power plant in the Romanian region of Slobozia. It was only in January this year that the PV solution and service provider had announced its entry into the market in the Eastern European country with a 2.2 megawatt solar park. The company is now following that with a further power plant for a group of local private investors. Conergy is acting as general contractor of this project and is thus responsible for the entire planning and engineering of the park as well as for the construction and the supply of the components. The Conergy plant will not have to rely on any feed-in tariff, but will be profitable thanks to “green certificates” and so-called “Power Purchase Agreements” (PPAs). Under these agreements, the energy provider purchases the solar electricity at a fixed price.
02 May 2013
Conergy is expanding its collaboration with energy suppliers further and joining public utility company Stadtwerke Winsen (Luhe) as well as representatives from Harburg District Council at the inauguration of a 100 kilowatt Conergy solar power plant, which is taking place at 2 p.m. today, Thursday, 2nd of May 2013. The rooftop plant is located on the Harburg District Council building in Winsen an der Luhe, south of Hamburg in Germany. The district had offered a lease on the 600 square metre roof area in the autumn of 2012. Stadtwerke Winsen (Luhe) won the tender for this project in close cooperation with Conergy. Acting as general contractor, Conergy was not only responsible for the planning and configuration of the plant as well as the supply of the components but also for the construction, for which it collaborated with its certified installation partner Schmidtlein Solartechnik.
25 April 2013
Conergy is expanding its international presence with its entry into the South African market. In Cape Town, in the suburb of Milnerton, Conergy and its partner Solsquare have realised the country’s first plant for a home for disabled people. Solsquare acted as general contractor on this project, collaborating closely with Conergy in the planning and engineering. The 62 kilowatt grid parity plant operates with 100% own consumption and does not have to rely on any help from state-backed feed-in tariffs. The 48 residents of the home and their 12 carers will cover around 70% of their electricity requirement from the plant in the summer and achieve a level of autonomy of 45% in the winter. The rooftop plants also represent one of the first projects with so-called “automated output power management”, which prevents solar power being fed into the grid in line with Cape Town city regulations. The majority of the funding for the project came from the “Energy and Environment Partnership” (EEP), a European development programme for South and East African countries.
24 April 2013
Conergy, one of the world’s leading PV solution and service providers, announced today the completion of a 4.5 megawatt solar farm at the end of March for the UK’s largest solar PV developer, Lightsource Renewable Energy. Conergy was the general contractor, responsible for engineering and layout, construction and component supply for the plant, which will be owned and operated by Lightsource for the next 25 years. Connection to the grid comes only weeks after Conergy supplied four other solar farms with a total capacity of 15 megawatts in the UK, which is experiencing rapid growth in large-scale solar deployment.
20 March 2013
Conergy has won an order in Spain for two rooftop installations with a total capacity of 3.3 megawatts. The customer is Conergy’s longstanding partner Prosolia, who acts as promoter and general contractor for both projects. The larger of the two installations has a total capacity of 1.8 megawatts spread over a surface area of around 12,000 square metres and has been built on the roof of a warehouse belonging to a well-known German logistics company in Seseña in the province of Toledo, Castilla-La Mancha, approximately 80 kilometres south of Madrid.
14 March 2013
Conergy, Europe’s biggest supplier of solar modules to debt-financed projects*, announced today the supply of its “P-Series” modules for four UK solar farms with a combined power output of 15.3 megawatts (MW). The plants, which range in size from 2.2MW to 5.8MW, are being built by Spanish renewable energy company Solaer, the general contractor for the projects, and will produce a total of around 14,000 megawatt hours of clean solar power a year – enough to power some 4,000 homes, or twice the total energy consumption of Windsor Castle and Buckingham Palace.
12 March 2013
Conergy is building its next 500 kilowatt solar power plant in Molai in the Greek province of Laconia, just a few kilometres south of the famous ancient city of Sparta on the Peloponnese peninsula. This is the fifth Conergy installation to be announced in Greece since the beginning of the year. Conergy is the main contractor for the 20,000-square-metre turnkey power plant for a local customer and private investor. The system supplier is responsible for the engineering and layout of the plant, along with the supply of the components and the construction.
26 February 2013
Conergy is building further own consumption plants in Spain, which do not rely on any solar subsidies. The two latest projects are located at an agricultural cooperative in Castellón and at a weekend home in Barcelona. There Conergy already installed the then first grid parity plant on the rooftops of the organic restaurant “La Sal Varador” last October.
19 February 2013
With its market entry in Tunisia, system supplier Conergy is expanding its international network into North Africa. In a bidding process, Conergy won the order for what will be the second largest solar plant in the country at 210 kilowatt capacity. The power plant will be producing clean electricity for a groundwater desalination plant in the arid desert region in Ben Guardane in Medenine province in the southeast of the country, not far from the holiday island of Djerba. The desalination plant was inaugurated in November 2012 by the Tunisian Prime Minister Hamadi Jebali and now the construction works for the Conergy solar installation have started. Once the solar plant is connected to the grid in March 2013, it will cover 70% of the desalination plant’s energy needs. It will not benefit from any feed-in tariff, but will rely on own consumption. The local water supplier and plant operator, Sonede, will be using 100% of the generated solar electricity for its desalination plant, which will enable it to supply the local population with a total of 1.8 million litres of drinking water every day.
07 February 2013
Conergy continues to strengthen its leading position in Thailand in 2013, heading into the new year with a major 31.5 megawatt order. It is already the second large-scale project for the Bangkok-based client and investor Siam Solar Energy 1 Co., Ltd. (SSE), a subsidiary of Thai Solar Energy Company Limited (TSE). In autumn 2012, Conergy started constructing two power plants for SSE with a total installed capacity of 21 megawatts. Both plants are scheduled to be connected to the grid in the first quarter of 2013. Three additional solar parks with an installed capacity of 10.5 megawatts each are now to follow. Hence, the two partners’ commitment towards each other allowed the three additional solar parks to be realized within a few months of the first two solar parks now under construction, for a total combined installed capacity of 52.5 megawatts.
06 February 2013
Once again, Conergy is making strides in Greece: Hot on the heels of the 1.5 MW installations in January, a 500 kilowatt plant is completed on the 9,200 square metres of roof space at the warehouses of Hellenic Energy S.A. in Agios Ioannis Rentis on the edge of Athens.
05 February 2013
Thanks to the new 1.2 megawatt Conergy power plant, which the system supplier realised in collaboration with its long-time partner Compañía Regional de Energía Solar (CRES) and Elsamex, an energy service company as investor and operator of the plant. The students and teaching staff of the University of Almería will be benefiting in two ways: The new carport facility will allow them to park their cars in the shade in the future. At the same time, the power plant will produce clean solar power directly on the “La Cañada” campus after grid connection on 30 January.
30 January 2012
Conergy is helping to produce “green” traditional cheese in Spain. With the 200 kilowatt plant on the 1,500 square metres of roof space of the cheese factory and farm Finca “Pago Los Vivales” in Coreses in the province of Zamora in Castile and León, the sheep cheese producer “Baltasar Moralejo e Hijos” will be producing clean solar electricity besides its award-winning milk products in the future.
23 January 2013
Despite the ongoing difficult economic and political situation in Greece, Conergy has completed three further solar parks with an output of 1.5 megawatts for two solar companies, Diasindesi SA and Photovoltaika Karditsa Ltd. Conergy acted as main contractor for the first two solar parks in Livadia in the province of Viotia, each of which has a capacity of 500 kilowatts. The system supplier handled the planning and engineering, the supply of the system components and construction of both power plants on an area of around 120,000 square metres. For the third 500 kilowatt solar park in Karditsa, Conergy supplied the solar components. And there is more to come: In addition to these three power plants, the investors plan further Conergy solar parks in the coming months.
16 January 2013
The Hamburg-based system supplier Conergy is strengthening its international footprint by entering the solar growth market in Romania. Currently, Conergy’s solar experts are realising one of the largest solar parks in the country together with their local partner Solanna Investment S.r.l. The power plant with an output of 2.2 megawatt and a total area of around 13,700 square metres is situated in Bobiceşti near the Romanian town of Craiova. Around 9,400 Conergy PowerPlus premium modules from the system supplier’s factory in Frankfurt (Oder) will be generating some 2,840 megawatt hours of clean solar power every year in the future, sufficient to supply 870 households in the region with electricity. At the same time, the solar park will prevent the emission of around 1,250 tonnes of damaging CO2.
09 January 2013
Conergy is building further solar plants on the Canary Islands. Following the installation of a roof-top plant in the Canaries at a coffee roasting company, which is the largest on-roof installation in the Canaries at 1.7 megawatt, and another, 500 kilowatt project on Grand Canary in 2012, three further roof-top plants totalling 500 kilowatt are being constructed for a fruit and vegetable wholesaler in Antigua on the volcanic island of Fuerteventura. Conergy is acting as general contractor of the plants and is also supplying the components.
17 December 2012
Conergy reaffirms its project competency in the roof-top segment by building a large-scale solar power plant with a capacity of around 1 megawatt. The plant is being installed on six newly-built barn roofs in the Uckerland district in Brandenburg, Germany. The solar experts are installing over 4,000 Conergy “P series” modules on a total roof area of more than 8,000 square meters. In future they will produce approximately 950,000 kilowatt hours of solar power per year, thus directly supplying the barns with clean energy from their own roofs as well as some 240 additional households in the surroundings. Conergy acts as general contractor and is therefore in charge of all stages from the engineering, planning and construction of the power plant, to the supply of the components.
13 December 2012
Back in May, Conergy had already won a major contract from the public utility company Stadtwerke Trier. The order for the 1.1 megawatt solar park for Stadtwerke Heidelberg is now giving the system supplier the opportunity to expand its strategic collaboration with energy suppliers further. Stadtwerke Heidelberg, which already has a long tradition of developing a solar portfolio, is now realising a large-scale solar power plant for the first time in collaboration with Conergy. The solar plant is being built on the sealed domestic refuse landfill site Feilheck in Heidelberg. Conergy is acting as general contractor and is responsible for both the planning and engineering of the park as well as the implementation, construction and supply of components.
12 December 2012
Conergy’s PowerPlus modules and mounting systems are stormproof. This has been confirmed by an independent cyclone testing carried out at James Cook University in Queensland, Australia. Awarding the systems the rating “Cyclonic Ultimate Strength”, the experts confirmed that the PowerPlus modules installed on Conergy mounting systems can withstand even the most severe cyclonic storms. Therewith, the system supplier’s modules did not only pass large hail, ammonia and salt mist tests with flying colours but now also a cyclone test.
11 December 2012
Just a few weeks after the first pilot project on the roof of the organic restaurant La Sal Varador on the beach in Barcelona, Conergy is connecting two further solar power plants in the province of Huesca in northern Spain, which will be cost-effective without any solar subsidies thanks to high levels of own consumption. In collaboration with its installation partner Electrobin, the system supplier set up the first 10 kilowatt solar plant on the roof of the premises of Agustin Castán, a manufacturer of prefabricated concrete parts for agricultural use in Castejón del Puente. The second installation with a capacity of 5 kilowatt is located on a single-family house in the town of Monzón. The two power plants will be producing around 22,500 kilowatt hours of clean solar energy per year, providing both the local entrepreneur and the private plant owner with over 30% savings on their electricity bills.
19 November 2012
Yesterday, Sunday 18 November 2012, was a very special day for the non-profit organization “Yaowawit School and Lodge” in Kapong in Phang Nga Province in southern Thailand. Now that the new solar plant has been put into operation during an inauguration ceremony, it will be providing clean electricity for the 110 youngsters aged four to eighteen living at the Yaowawit home for orphans and socially disadvantaged children and for the attached school. This makes the children true young solar pioneers and the school probably the first such establishment with its own solar plant in the country of smiles. 324 Conergy modules will be producing 227,400 watt hours of electricity per day, supplying the school’s computers and air conditioning systems amongst other things while preventing around 43 tonnes of CO2 emissions each year.
08 November 2012
Conergy’s success in Thailand continues and in the process underscores its outstanding market position in Southeast Asia’s growth markets. The solution and service provider has secured a major contract for two solar power plants in Thailand through a tendering procedure, representing a total capacity of 21 megawatts. The awarding authority is Thai Solar Energy Company Limited (TSE), which is a local investor with a registered office in Bangkok. Conergy will be the main contractor for those two projects, responsible both for planning, engineering and design as well as for component supply and installation of the two power plants. The solar parks are located in Suphanburi Province and in Kanchanaburi Province and cover almost 500,000 square meters. For the onsite construction, Conergy will work with its long-term local partners, Annex Power and the Ensys Group.
31 October 2012
Conergy once again strengthens its footprint in India. As one of the market leaders who pioneered off-grid installations in India, the solar solution and service provider has completed a 900 kilowatt peak stand-alone project for the Madhya Pradesh Forest Department (MPFD). The MPFD is the forest service agency under the Madhya Pradesh government responsible for the protection and conservation of the forest’s natural resources. They oversee 95,000 square kilometres of forest land and supervise 9 national parks and 25 wildlife sanctuaries including the nature preserves of India’s prized Bengal tigers. As Madhya Pradesh harbours 19% of India's tiger population and 10% of the world's tiger population, the MPFD has a mandate to protect and ensure the maintenance of viable populations of the Bengal tigers.
30 October 2012
In its latest study, Bloomberg New Energy Finance (BNEF) classified Conergy as one of the so-called “Tier 1” manufacturers of crystalline photovoltaic modules. Bankability is the key criterion for tiering: “In most cases, banks are the strictest party when it comes to verifying the quality of the components and engineering, procurement and construction services providers (EPCs). By ‘bankable’ we understand manufacturers whose modules would be financed in non-recourse projects by non-development banks. Such modules need to have historically high quality standards.”
18 October 2012
Just a few days after Conergy announced the first grid parity installation on an organic restaurant in Barcelona, a further Conergy solar power plant has been connected to the grid in the sun-blessed region of Andalusia in southern Spain. On the factory roofs of one of the largest fruit and vegetable cooperatives of the province of Granada, El Grupo S.C.A., some 1,000 Conergy PowerPlus modules will be producing clean solar power in future. Over 47,000 tonnes of fresh tomatoes, cucumbers, beans, peppers and watermelons are processed in the factory in the coastal village of Castell de Ferro each season and distributed to locations all over Spain and Europe from there – now supported by sustainable energy from the rooftop. As general contractor, Conergy is responsible for the entire planning process and engineering as well as for the construction of the plant and the supply of the components.
17 October 2012
System supplier Conergy and its long-time partner Renew HGmbH have carried out a joint project in Kaisersesch in the district of Cochem-Zoll in the Eifel, twelve kilometres north of the Mosel, getting it ready for connection to the local power grid. The solar experts collaborated closely on this project. First, Renew carried out all the necessary preparatory work for the construction of the one-megawatt solar plant, whereupon Conergy then performed the planning, engineering and designed the layout of the solar park. The system supplier from Hamburg was also responsible for supplying around 4,000 Conergy PH modules for installation on Conergy SolarLinea mounting systems before handing the “project baton” back to Renew to complete the construction, wiring and connection to the grid.
16 October 2012
The organic restaurant La Sal Varador on the beach of Mataró in Barcelona Province is breaking new ground with Conergy’s aid. With the feed-in permission obtained, the path is clear for the first Conergy plant in Spain that will be competitive without any subsidies, combining own consumption with connection to the grid. During the Spanish moratorium in the summer, system supplier Conergy had set up this pilot project in collaboration with its two installation partners Eco 100 and SolarTradex to demonstrate new possibilities for Spain’s solar future with the grid parity in mind. The conclusion is simple: solar is also a cost-effective choice without subsidies in cases where a substantial amount of power is required during daytime.
11 October 2012
Conergy has handed over a 544 kilowatt in-roof system to the investor, Alubel, in Italy. The roof-integrated solar power plant has been installed at the premises of Alubel, a manufacturer of metal roof systems and wall cladding, in Bagnalo in Piano, Reggio Emilia. The solar specialists have installed around 2,300 Conergy PowerPlus modules on more than 9,000 square metres of the factory's metal roof. The modules generate around 572,000 kilowatt hours of electricity a year. This is enough to supply more than 160 households with clean energy and more than the total electricity consumed by Alubel at its company premises. 33 Conergy IPG T converters feed the electricity into the Italian grid. The system is monitored using the Conergy VisionBox.
10 October 2012
Together with the local Company Spercheios S.A., Conergy realized four solar power plants for private Greek investors. The four plants with a total capacity of one megawatt were all being constructed using Conergy PowerPlus modules from the factory in Frankfurt (Oder). The power plants will produce a total of 2,800,000 kilowatt hours per year – sufficient to supply 722 households. At the same time, the plants will avoid 2,000 tonnes of CO2 being emitted, thus benefitting the environment on the Hellenic peninsula.
09 October 2012
Conergy is further strengthening its position in the growing solar market of the USA. The system supplier is constructing a 725 kilowatt solar plant for the almond producer T & P Farms in Northern California. The almonds won’t only grow under the Californian sun, but will also be “cracked” and processed using its energy. The environmentally-friendly solar power installed at the facility will enable T & P Farms to cover as much as 95% of the energy required for its shelling operations and to save thousands of dollars in energy costs. Conergy is acting as general contractor on this project, taking responsibility for all the steps involved from planning to engineering and construction of the plant to the supply of the components. On completion of the installation, Conergy will also take on the maintenance and further operational management of the plant.
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