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Waldpolenz Solar Park

, Brandis, Germany



The Waldpolenz Solar Park is a 52-megawatt (MW) photovoltaic power station built by German developer and operator Juwi at a former military air base near Leipzig, Eastern Germany. When completed by the end of 2008, it was the world's largest thin-film solar park using CdTe-modules.Initially, the solar power plant's nameplate capacity was 40 MW, consisting of 500,000 state-of-the-art solar panels provided by U.S. manufacturer First Solar, and generated 40,000 MWh of electricity per year. The solar park was then extended with another 153,650 panels, also provided by First Solar, to a final capacity of 52 MWP in 2011The installation is located in the Muldentalkreis district in the state of Saxony in eastern Germany, built on half of the location’s in the townships of Brandis and Bennewitz. The investment costs for the Waldpolenz solar park have amounted to some 130 million euro.See alsoEnergy policy of the European UnionList of photovoltaic power stationsPhotovoltaicsPocking Solar Park in GermanyRenewable energy commercializationRenewable energy in the European UnionSolar power