The juwi group based in Bolanden in the state of Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany, has received building approval for the world’s biggest photovoltaic (PV) power plant. At a former military air base to the east of Leipzig, juwi is installing a 40-megawatt solar power plant using state-ofthe- art thin-film technology, to be finished by the end of 2009. Currently the biggest PV plant in the world has an output capacity of around 12 megawatts.
The installation in the Muldentalkreis district in the state of Saxony in eastern Germany will be built on half of the location’s 220 hectares in the townships of Brandis and Bennewitz. The area is about one kilometre wide and approximately two kilometres long. It takes more than an hour to walk around it.