The Rothenburg Solar Park is a photovoltaic power plant in Rothenburg, Oberlausitz in Germany. It has a capacity of 20 MWp. The solar park is equipped with 273,240 First Solar modules, and 11 Siemens central inverters. The project was commissioned in 2009.

Gehrlicher Solar AG officially inaugurated the solar park at Rothenburg Airport this week-end in the presence of Heike Böhm, Mayor of Rothenburg and Bernd Lange, District Administrator of Görlitz.

The Rothenburg photovoltaic solar park consists of three partial areas with a total of about 70 hectares. That amounts to about the size of almost 100 soccer fields. 273,240 thin-film modules from First Solar, turn sunlight into energy, which is then transformed from AC to DC current by eleven Siemens central inverters and fed into the power grid.

A total of about ten million single parts and approximately 600 kilometers of cable were used in the construction. The Rothenburg photovoltaic solar park has an output of 20.5 MWp.

After the ceremony, and within the framework of an open house event, the citizens of the region had the opportunity to visit the Rothenburg photovoltaic solar park. This solar power plant has a peak output of 20.5 megawatts and is one of the largest of its kind in Saxony.

Gehrlicher, a company specialized in projecting photovoltaic roof-mounted and free-field installations up to a megawatt range, constructed this solar power plant on the site of a former military airport near Rothenburg/Oberlausitz. This installation is exemplary because it was constructed on a fallow area, which was orginally used for military purposes.

District Admnistrator Bernd Lange highlighted in his speech the importance of solar energy for the municipal district of Görlitz. "In view of the increasing consume of energy and rising energy prices, in addition to fossile energy sources, we should also give alternative energy sources a chance. Thanks to the good solar radiation we have in the municipal district of Görlitz, we are able to use photovoltaics sensibly as part of the energy mix.

The solar power plant at Rothenburg Airport, with its 20.5 MWp, is one of the largest Gehrlicher has constructed until now.

Stadtwerke München (the public utilities of the city of Munich) have a 40% participation in the solar park as part of their "Renewable Energies Expansion Offensive". Gehrlicher Solar holds 34.6 percent of the shares, a private investor holds a further 25.4 percent.