Hamburg/Raleigh, 09. March 2010 - COLEXON, a leading project developers and operator of high-yield solar power plants, announces new success in the US solar market. In Raleigh, North Carolina, COLEXON engineers have realized a 255 kWp solar power plant on the roof area of a fresh water tank. From now on, this tank will supply the region with environmentally friendly electricity in addition to fresh water.
While in Germany the future development of solar subsidies is currently being discussed, the internationally positioned COLEXON group is securing her business in the US. “With this project we show once more that we also establish ourselves sustainably in international growth markets such as the USA“, emphasized Thorsten Preugschas, CEO of COLEXON Energy AG.
On this note, COLEXON and the project owner, Carolina Solar Energy, LLC (CSE), have commissioned a rooftop solar power plant in Raleigh, NC, in the Eastern part of the USA, composed of 3,400 modules from the leading thin film manufacturer First Solar which have been installed on the 10,836 m2 roof of the tank of a fresh water treatment plant using the Schletter WindSafe FR System. These provide an efficient and environmentally friendly generation of energy in the future.
Highly efficient plant
The total capacity of the plant, developed by COLEXON, amounts to 255 kWp. Using 34 inverters manufactured by SMA to convert the direct current into grid-compliant alternating current, the plant is designed to produce up to 368,475 kilowatt-hours annually. This energy volume will cover the energy demand of about 100 households per year. Moreover, 326 tons of CO2 emissions can be saved. At the beginning of the project, the static load-bearing capacity of the roof area presented a challenge. But thanks to the competence of the experienced COLEXON engineers as well as adequate technical solutions no obstacles remain in the combination of fresh water supply and electricity generation for future projects similar to Raleigh.