Leipfinger-Bader: Old clay pit turns into new solar farm

Lower Bavarian heavy clay producer Leipfinger-Bader has renaturalized a 4.3-hectare clay pit and turned it into a modern solar farm. Thanks to high insolation levels, a predominantly southerly orientation and nearby feed-in options, the property is excellently suited for capturing solar energy. The open-space photovoltaic system has been providing the local power grid with solar energy since late September 2013. Leipfinger-Bader is expecting the array to yield some 2 million kW of electricity per year, some of which could be put to proprietary use in the future. The company has also had a number of rooftop photovoltaic systems on line for some time now at their Vatersdorf and Puttenhausen facilities, while the “Vatersdorf Solar Farm” is brand new.
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