Siemens Energy has installed a turnkey 810 kWp photovoltaic (PV) plant on the roof of the Siemens Healthcare x-ray systems manufacturing plant in Forchheim, Germany.

The installation is expected to generate more than 750 MWh of electricity per year, the company says.

Operated by Siemens Real Estate, Siemens Energy designed and constructed the photovoltaic system and was also responsible for commissioning. The company also financed the project as well as supplying the inverters, switchgear, transformers and grid connection.

The 3600 monocrystalline modules, rated at 225 Wp each, were supplied by Sunpower Solar.

‘The solar power plant in Forchheim is an important flagship project for us. With the solar modules providing an electrical efficiency of over 18%, the unit is extremely powerful and profitable’, said René Umlauft, CEO of the company’s Renewable Energy Division.