The Strasskirchen Solar Park is the second largest photovoltaic power station in the world, with an installed capacity of 54 MW. The facility is located in Stra├čkirchen, Germany.

Solar cells manufacturer Q-Cells SE (XETRA:QCE) declared on Friday that it has established a joint venture with MEMC Electronic Materials Inc (NYSE:WFR) to build large solar parks in which each partner will have a 50% share.

The first project will be a facility in Strasskirchen, Bavaria and Q-Cells International, a 100%-owned subsidiary of Q-Cells SE, has been commissioned to construct the facility.

German-based Q-Cells SE and MEMC, a US manufacturer of silicon wafers, have agreed to each invest up to around EUR72m in the joint venture in order to cover the bridging finance during the construction phase.

MEMC will supply silicon wafers for the joint venture and Q-Cells will turn them into solar cells.

The Strasskirchen solar park will have a total capacity of around 54 MW and will be the largest ground-mounted PV system in Germany to be operated using crystalline solar cell technology, the companies claim. After completion the project is planned to be sold to an external investor.

Strasskirchen Solar Park
Location Stra├čkirchen, Germany
Status Operational
Technology Photovoltaic
Installed capacity 54 MW
Annual generation 57 GWh
Commissioned 2009