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Mounting Systems and Conecon build solar PV parks totaling 85 MW in Bulgaria

The PV plant with a capacity of 50 megawatts located in Pobeda, provides solar power for the local population
The PV plant with a capacity of 50 megawatts located in Pobeda, provides solar power for the local population

Together with general contractor Conecon (Haibach, Germany), Mounting Systems GmbH (Rangsdorf, Germany), an internationally active developer and manufacturer of solar photovoltaic (PV) fastening systems, has realized three large open terrain photovoltaic (PV) installations in Bulgaria.

The solar parks have a total capacity of 85 megawatts (MW) and are ranked among the largest PV projects in Eastern Europe.



More than 95 million kilowatt hours of solar power per year

A PV plant with a capacity of 50 megawatts is located in Pobeda, in the north of the country, and provides the local population with clean solar power.

The north-eastern and central populations of Bulgaria are benefiting from solar power as well, thanks to a 30 megawatt solar park in Cherganovo and a 5 megawatt project in Kolarovo.

In total, the three power plants will be producing more than 95 million kilowatt hours of solar power per year, enough to supply approximately 19,000 homes, assuming electricity usage of 5,000 kilowatt hours for a four person household.


Sigma II open mounting system for the large scale solar project

Mounting Systems took on development for the PV substructure and supplied the proven Sigma II open terrain fastening system for the large scale project. Ramming posts and screw foundations in the ground lend this fastening system a high level of stability, the company emphasizes. This anchorage also has the ecological benefit that the ground does not need to be sealed, thanks to the lack of concrete foundations. The Sigma II offers flexibility concerning the module assembly: Multiple module rows can either be arranged in landscape or portrait orientation. The simple, functional design and reduced use of tools means savings in costs thanks to the short assembly time. The ramming post system can be easily removed and is fully recyclable.


A milestone in the expansion of Mounting Systems' Central and Eastern European business

Mounting Systems and the Haibach-based general contractor Conecon have worked together for many years. "The relationship with Mounting Systems is marked by a high level of trust and professionalism and is very important to us – the solar park project in Bulgaria has proven this once again. With the Mounting Systems team of experts, we completed the project within a short time and are very satisfied. The fastening system was supplied quickly and fully met our requirements in terms of quality and delivery performance", say the responsible Conecon Managing Directors.

The 85 megawatt Bulgarian solar project is a milestone in the expansion of Mounting Systems' Central and Eastern European business, alongside the important upcoming solar market in Romania. "We see great potential in Central and Eastern Europe (CEE)," says Sales Manager Helge Tost.

"The CEE-countries are and will remain important foreign markets for us." The producer of fastening systems has been active in Bulgaria since 2011. "Central and Eastern Europe is an outstanding investment location for renewable energy. The local climates of the CEE countries and the national feed-in tariffs have led to a boom in solar projects, one from which we are currently profiting and which we will continue to profit from in the future, thanks to our experience."

 

 

2012-09-14 | Courtesy: Mounting Systems GmbH | solarserver.com © Heindl Server GmbH

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