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The Nindorf Solar Farm Is Largest Citizen-owned Solar Power Plant in Schleswig-Holstein

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Freiburg (euro adhoc) - Meldorf/Freiburg, Germany, 1/18/2010 - The largest solar power plant in Schleswig-Holstein set up through community involvement will be inaugurated today in Nindorf (near Meldorf), Germany. The ground mounting "Nindorf-Farnewinkel solar farm" will provide clean solar power to approximately 1,000 households in the region, with a peak capacity of 3.45 megawatts (MW) on 200,000 m2 of land. The 15,000 modules were provided by Solar-Fabrik AG, with Aldra Solar as general contractor in charge of planning and installation. Completed at the end of last year, the plant will now generate 3.3 million kilowatt hours of solar power each year. Consequently, it will be possible to save more than 4,400 metric tons of CO2 each year.

The Nindorf-Farnewinkel solar farm is a community initiative set up by the Nindorf town council, which commissioned Aldra Solar to implement the project. The project was planned, contracted, and installed entirely by this local company. 105 limited partners provided nearly EUR 10 million in financing for the project. Aldra, the town of Nindorf, and the local water works (in charge of managing the solar farm) have all acquired shares, too.

Convinced by Good Working Experience with Solar-Fabrik The 15,000 modules provided by Freiburg-based Solar-Fabrik are essential to the plant. Due to the fact that the reliability and durability of the components significantly determine the yields of the solar farm, German products have exclusively been chosen for all photovoltaic components. "Solar-Fabrik has been our main supplier of modules since the beginning. We have chosen to use their high-quality products due to our previous good experience with the company," asserts Bernd Sönnichsen, Managing Director of Aldra Solar.

Aldra Solar

Founded in 2007, ALDRA SOLAR belongs to the ALDRA Group, which in 2008 celebrated 120 years of doing business. Windows and doors made by ALDRA are providing reliable energy efficiency in numerous residential spaces and office buildings. ALDRA SOLAR specializes in planning and installing roof-mounted and ground mounting photovoltaic systems. Currently the company employs a staff of 45 at its site in Meldorf, Germany (which lies in Schleswig-Holstein).

Solar-Fabrik AG

Solar-Fabrik is one of Europe´s leading solar energy companies with operations across the globe. In just ten years the company has developed into an international solar energy corporation listed on the stock exchange. Alongside the production of modules as its core competence, Solar-Fabrik also has a subsidiary dedicated to the production of high-quality solar cells. The headquarters of Solar-Fabrik AG is located in Freiburg im Breisgau, Germany. The company produces high-quality modules here using the latest manufacturing technologies and in accordance with German quality standards. Currently capacity lies at 130 megawatts each year. Module production is ISO certified and runs entirely on renewable energy in what is Europe's first CO2- neutral zero emissions manufacturing facility for solar modules. The company currently has 350 employees.

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Solar-Fabrik AG Munzinger Strasse 10, 79111 Freiburg, Germany Andrea Ocker, Head of Marketing & Public Relations Email: Tel.: +49 (0)761/4000-130, Fax: +49 (0)761/4000-199

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Munzinger Strasse 10 79111 Freiburg/Germany Tel.: +49-(0)761- 4000-0 Fax: +49-(0)761- 4000-199

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