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Beck Energy: 20 solar power plants constructed in 2008

(PresseBox) (Kolitzheim, ) With a total of 20 turnkey photovoltaic solar power plants constructed in Europe in the year 2008, Beck Energy GmbH is setting a new benchmark in the supply and production of environmental-friendly energy. With this number of projects, the pioneer of ground-based solar power plants not only made a substantial contribution to avoid emissions of the greenhouse gas carbon dioxide (CO2). Once more Beck Energy has demonstrated further developments of solar power plants. The application of the proven products of the manufacturer First Solar Inc. (thin-film modules) and SMA Solar Technology GmbH (inverters) has been supplemented by the first use of the utility inverter PADCON AMC 1600. This inverter enables a direct output into the 20 kV grid-level and achieves a power output of 1,600kVA, compliant to the new german BDEW guidelines.

Among others the major projects in 2008 included, France's largest photovoltaic solar power plant in Narbonne (7 MWp), constructed for EDF EN (Électricité de France Energies Nouvelles) and Spain's largest thin-film solar power plant in Darro (5.9 MWp), which was set up with the cooperation partner Assyce Fotovoltaica S. L.. Also the Beck Energy solar power plant in Eckolstädt / Germany (8.9 MWp) was build up 2008. Beck Energy's proprietary development in the areas of planning , plant engineering and construction, as furthermore the reliability of the module manufacturer First Solar Inc. made it possible to build up the solar power plant in Eckolstädt within finally three months.

"This level of performance was only achieved thanks to reliable manufacturers such as First Solar Inc. and SMA Solar Technology AG. During times of economic and financial insecurity professionalism and reliability are more important than ever, to enable investors, who demand a high level of safety awareness concerning investments, to engage into environmental-friendly energy production", emphasises Managing Director Bernhard Beck.


Beck Energy GmbH is one of the leading companies in the planning and construction of turnkey photovoltaic solar power plants. The company has performed pioneering work in this sector throughout Europe, and built almost 50 solar power plants without the use of subcontractors, using solely its own employees and own machinery, so far. In 2003 Beck Energy was the first system integrator to introduce First Solar Modules (Nasdaq: FSLR) onto the market. You can find more information about Beck Energy at the website: