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Bavaria Solarpark, World’s Largest PV Project, Bavaria

Announcement of contract

June 2004

Construction completed

December 2004

Start of operation

June 2005


10.1MW photovoltaic (PV) facility

Plant type

Photovoltaic panels


Bavaria, Germany (6.3MW at Muehlhausen, 1.9MW at Guenching, and 1.9MW at Minihof)


€49.5m (US$59m)

Panel supply, construction and operation

PowerLight Corporation

Electrical construction and components

Siemens Power Transmission and Distribution Group

Connection to the grid

Siemens and E.ON (Duesseldorf)


Deutsche Structured Finance (Frankfurt)

Civil and mechanical construction

Max Bögl Group and Klebl (Neumarkt)

Arranging project rights

K&S (Regensburg, Germany)

PV panels

57,600 PV panels with solar trackers

Voltage output


Transformers and switchgear

Ten 20-kV transformers, five 8DJ20 gas-insulated switchgear assemblies and twenty seven Sinvert inverters.

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