Conergy conquers Sparta: another solar power plant for Greece

Conergy PowerPlus modules supply power to 187 households in southern Greece

Hamburg / Athens, 13 March 2013 – Conergy is building its next 500 kilowatt solar power plant in Molai in the Greek province of Laconia, just a few kilometres south of the famous ancient city of Sparta on the Peloponnese peninsula. This is the fifth Conergy installation to be announced in Greece since the beginning of the year. Conergy is the main contractor for the 20,000-square-metre turnkey power plant for a local customer and private investor. The system supplier is responsible for the engineering and layout of the plant, along with the supply of the components and the construction.

Over 2,000 Conergy PowerPlus modules on Conergy SolarLinea mounting systems will generate 659,000 kilowatt hours of clean energy each year. 30 Conergy IPG 15T inverters will then feed this electricity into the local grid. In this way, the solar park will produce enough power to supply 187 households – around one-fifth of the population of Molai. At the same time, it will save on the production of around 336 tonnes of CO2 emissions each year. This corresponds to the emissions from 11,200 medium-sized cars driving the 170 kilometres between Sparta and Olympia, home of the first Olympic Games.

"It is the fifth solar installation so far this year – a huge achievement for us here in Greece, particularly in view of the country's current economic difficulties", says Dr. Stefanos Melissopoulos, Managing Director of Conergy Greece. "We support our customers in every way that we can and offer them top quality with our turnkey installations from a single source. This really pays off for our customers and allows us to feel optimistic about the green' future for Greece."

Τhe the representative of the strategic investor, Isabella Gillmartin, is very convinced about her investment, saying: "Greece enjoys a huge amount of sunshine – so it makes sense to invest in solar. When we are looking for partners we always focus on quality, so Conergy was the obvious choice. We really feel we can rely on them because of their many years of experience in the sector".

About Conergy
Conergy delivers solar energy systems from a single source. As a system supplier, Conergy offers all components for a solar installation as well as all related services.

With its portfolio of modules, inverters and mounting systems, the solar expert creates Conergy System Technology, which is efficient solar energy systems for private or commercial rooftops, as well as for multi-Megawatt Parks.

Conergy System Services deliver a "Worry-Free Package" for Conergy solar installations – from "A" for architectural planning to "Y" for yield insurance and "Z" for zero trouble. Conergy's experts not only install on-site turn-key solar projects, but they also manage the planning and financing, project implementation, system monitoring, operation and on-going maintenance of the project for maximum performance. With this comprehensive technology and service package, Conergy offers yield insurance for its installations.

Conergy System Sales brings Conergy premium products to more than 40 countries. From "A" for Australia to "T" for Tunisia – the solar expert supports homeowners, installers, wholesalers and investors in their efforts to "go solar". With sales activities on five continents, Conergy has close relationships with all its customers. In 2011, around three quarters of Conergy's sales were generated outside of Germany.

Listed on the Frankfurt stock exchange, Conergy employs around 1,200 people worldwide. Since Conergy's founding in 1998, it has produced and sold more than 2.2 GW of clean solar energy. Thus, in 2012 Conergy solar installations have generated more power than a nuclear reactor.

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