Up until 1990 this land in Thuringia was a uranium mine that supplied the Soviet Union with material for their nuclear program. Juwi energy has turned it into a large solar energy park that supplies enough energy for 5600 homes. The solar park was officially opened in October 2012. The project has brought jobs and revitalization to an area that was struggling in the 1980’s after the German reunification.
The managing director of Juwi energy cited solar as being critical to keeping energy rates low.
“Solar power significantly and permanently lowers the price of electricity at the stock exchange by replacing expansive conventional power plants and by producing electricity in peak hours. Prospectively, PV will provide low-priced clean electricity’.”
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