Oct. 28, 2002 — One of the world’s largest photovoltaic roofs is getting bigger. In about a month, an additional megawatt of Shell Solar PV panels will be connected to the grid atop the Munich Trade Fair Center.
The solar roof of the Munich Trade Fair Center is a technological showcase in the megawatt class and showcases the competitiveness of photovoltaics.
7,560 solar modules with a peak output of 1.058 megawatts (MW) are currently being installed by Shell Solar on a total of 63,000m2 on the roofs of the center’s six southern halls. A 1MW photovoltaic system on the roofs of the northern halls came on stream back in 1997. The combined peak output (2.1MW) is sufficient to cover the annual power consumption of about 700 private households.
About Shell Solar
Shell Solar is one of the world’s largest manufacturers of photovoltaics. The company has decades of experience on the design and installation of solar power systems. With the innovative and trend-setting one-megawatt trade center roof of 1997, Shell Solar set new international standards for the photovoltaics industry.
The company belongs to the Shell Solar Group, which operates throughout the world and has its headquarters in Amsterdam. Shell Solar has cutting-edge research, development and production facilities throughout the world. Shell Solar employs about 1,100 people and has partners for its products in over 90 countries. For more information, please visit their website, www.shell.com/solar .