One of the largest Polish photovoltaic plants is located in Gubin.
Gubin / Neckarsulm, 23. February 2015 – Divided from the Western part of the town by the River Neisse and, therefore, for a long time also by the Iron Curtain, Gubin is today a symbol of German-Polish renewable energy cooperation thanks to a PV plant.
Formerly it was one town, but following the reorganisation after the war, two were made out of it: The left half of old Gubin became the German town in the region of Lusatia, whereas the right half was allocated to Poland.
In 2014, the 1.8 MW Elektrownia Fotowoltaiczna Gubin photovoltaic plant turned the Polish town into the home of Poland's largest solar power installation. Smart Green Systems Sp z o.o built the plant. In order to feed the energy generated by about 7,000 REC 260 PE modules into the grid with as little effort as possible, the installers decided to rely on 30 of the well-known, economic Powador 60.0 TL3 XL solar PV inverters. After all, the XL version includes the string collector with string fuse and surge protection. Owing to the soft ground on the damp terrain near the flood area of the River Neisse, Smart Green Systems also took the opportunity of hanging the inverters on a rack underneath the modules.
Messrs. Przedsiębiorstwo Energetyczne Gubin Sp z o.o., the operators, are expecting an annual yield of 1,500 MWh, which roughly corresponds to the electricity requirements of 800 households – which, incidentally, also demonstrates how economically our neighbours use electricity. Even if 1.8 MW does not appear very much in comparison to the former photovoltaic hot spots, it still supplies a good 10% of the population of Gubin with solar power – and not many towns can make claim to that!
About KACO new energy
KACO new energy is amongst the world's largest manufacturers of solar inverters. With 850 employees and offices in 16 countries, the company offers inverters for every array size from the smallest homes to the largest solar farms of hundreds of Megawatts. KACO new energy is based in Neckarsulm, near Stuttgart, Germany and the production facilities there, in the Americas and Asia have supplied approx. 7 Gigawatts of inverters since 1999. The Company was the first inverter manufacturer to achieve fully carbon-neutral production and is rapidly heading towards power self-sufficiency. KACO new energy also supplies energy storage systems and battery inverters, as well as inverters for combined heat and power plants and CPV systems. In 2014, KACO new energy celebrated the Centenary of the original company which was one of the first suppliers of inverters in the late 1930s.