Reference project Magdeburg


Sachsen-Anhalt, Germany

  • 37,600 units
  • Ground - Mounted
  • 8.49 MWp Total Capacity
  • Commissioning 2011
  • Project Development, Operation Management, Maintenance und Repairs

Clean energy on a former landfill

The Magdeburg solar farm was built within five months under the direction of VSB. Since December 2011, a total of 37,600 photovoltaic modules now produce eco-friendly electricity on 14 of the 40 hectares of a former landfill, “Cracauer Anger”.

Challenges mastered

The location on a slope with a grade of 15° and the subgrade, which contains a functional gas distribution system, laid the groundwork for planning and realizing the ground-mounted system. The rack systems could go no more than 50 cm deep into the ground. In addition, only vehicles with a limited axle load were permitted to perform earth and construction work. Regional building companies carried out the work at the solar farm. In addition, the reliable joint venture with the City of Magdeburg and the waste company ensured compliance with the tight project schedule.
The altered utilisation of the former conversion area was highly appreciated by the citizens and the city administration. The official dedication of the solar farm was celebrated in January 2012, with representatives of the state and regional governments and everyone who was involved in the project.

“This was a joint venture between the investor and town administration, the way it should be. There was great respect and understanding. I really appreciated the joint venture with VSB, and I am very pleased that it worked out so well.”

Holger Platz, Deputy for Community Affairs of the City of Magdeburg

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