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Edeka Parking Rooftop, Schwabach, Germany

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  • Location:Schwabach, Germany
  • Date onstream:2011-07
  • System Capacity:340 kWp

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Roland Krawczyk
tenant Edeka supermarket

Solar Frontier’s CIS thin-film modules have convinced me for a number of reasons: their high performance and efficiency as well as being ecological, free of cadmium and lead. The installation is the perfect example of how we can use parking lot roof space to generate ecological energy. We are very proud to have been nominated for the environment award of the city of Schwabach.

Site Overview

Coordinates 49.33° N, 11.02° E
Average Global Irradiance 1,045 kWh/m²/yr
Average Temperature 8.7° C - 47.7° F
Average Precipitation 665 mm

Technical Overview

Panel Type SF130-L (130 W), SF140-L (140 W)
Number of panels installed 2,504
Panel angle and Orientation 5°, South-Southwest
Output 340,000 kWh/yr
CO2 reduction 230,000 kg/yr
Inverter SMA STP 17000 TL (x16), SMA STP 15000 TL (x3), SMA STP 12000 TL (x1)

Edeka Parking Rooftop

The CIS installation on Edeka’s parking rooftop is an excellent example of how these areas can be used to generate ecological and economical solar energy.

BELECTRIC, headquartered in the Photovoltaics Centre Kolitzheim in Schweinfurt, is a market-leading designer, manufacturer and constructor of ground-mounted solar power plants and rooftop solar installations. BELECTRIC employs more than 1,600 people in 15 nations and has been the market leader in the power plant segment since 2010. Among the company’s strengths is its expertise in manufacturing BoS components.


In July, 2011, the plant installed by BELECTRIC on the Edeka supermarket parking lot rooftop in Schwabach was connected to the grid. With 2,504 modules and an overall capacity of 340 kWp, it is expected to generate an annual output of 340,000 kWh and achieve a CO2 reduction of 230 tons per year. Solar Frontier CIS modules are certified compliant with the RoHS environmental EG-guidelines, and are free of cadmium and lead. These outstanding characteristics of the parking lot’s rooftop installation led to the nomination of the Edeka market for a City of Schwabach environmental award.


BELECTRIC’s previous experience of installing a rooftop plant for Edeka in Gochsheim served as a reference for the Schwabach installation. Edeka’s experience at Gochsheim was an enhanced public image, higher customer satisfaction, and even increased shopping. An additional feature of the Edeka market in Schwabach will be the installation of an electrical charging post by BELECTRIC Drive to charge electric vehicles.


**Financing Bank : Sparkasse Mittelfranken-Süd (Schwabach)

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