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Solar electricity is a clean, reliable and cost-effective source of power. Bavaria, Germany, has invested in solar energy because the Bavarian government is committed to providing clean air for the community, protecting the environment and securing a better energy future. The Bavaria Solarpark was developed in response to the newly amended German Renewable Energy Law (EEG). This landmark legislation, which established a renewable feed-in tariff for both groundmounted and rooftop mounted photovoltaic systems with a 20-year power purchase guaranteed under the EEG, is one of the most advanced renewable energy policies in the world. German Environment Minister Trittin has stated that Germany is striving to have the world’s leading solar industry.

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Project Locations Project Description
The Bavaria Solarpark consists of a ground-mounted photovoltaic system that utilizes silicon technology to convert sunlight directly into electricity. The 10 megawatt (MW) project, located on three sites, uses PowerLight’s patented PowerTracker® technology to generate clean, reliable power, and delivers more power than conventional fixed-tilt solar generation systems. Covering a total of 62 acres (equivalent to 56 football fields) and using 57,600 solar panels, the Bavaria Solarpark is the largest photovoltaic project in world. Together with Siemens AG, interconnection to the electrical grid will be made at each site with the regional German utility E.ON Energie, with a 20-year power purchase guaranteed under the German Renewable Energy Law (EEG). This project has created hundreds of high quality jobs and its sustainable design and construction preserves the natural beauty and environmental quality of the region.

Solarpark Mühlhausen: 6.3 MW

Solarpark Günching: 1.9 MW

Project Specifications
Number of solar panels Photovoltaic surface area Solarpark system capacity Technology 57,600 62 acres 10 Megawatts PowerLight PowerTracker Solarpark Minihof: 1.9 MW

Project Partners
Project Designer and Developer: PowerLight Corporation Project Finance: Deutsche Structured Finance Permit and Land Rights: K&S Consulting Solar Panel Manufacturer: Sharp Corporation Civil Construction: Joint Venture Max Bögl/Klebl Electrical Equipment Supply and Construction: Siemens AG/E.ON

Environmental Benefits
Solar power is environmentally friendly in many ways. Solar electric power is a 100% renewable energy source, without noise pollution or harmful emissions. Solar power improves air quality, because it decreases the need to generate electricity from fossil fuels. Renewable energy plays an important role in reducing the risk of global climate change. Reducing greenhouse gas emissions depends on reducing the amount of fossil fuel-generated energy we produce and consume. Fossil fuels include coal, petroleum, and natural gas - which are used to generate electric power and fuel transportation. By reducing the purchase of fossil fuel-generated electricity, the Bavaria Solarpark spares the environment from harmful emissions. Over the next 30 years, the solar generated electricity will reduce emissions of carbon dioxide by almost 186,000 tons. These emissions reductions are equivalent to planting nearly 20,300 acres of trees.

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