Solarex gets Bonn pact for $2 million project

Maryland Watch

March 14, 1996

Solarex, a Frederick-based manufacturer of solar electric equipment, has won a $2 million contract to provide photovoltaic modules for the Trade and Technology Center in Bonn, Germany. The company said the contract, awarded by the German contractor Asbeck Group, is the largest Solarex has received in the past five years.

Once completed in June, the 500-kilowatt system will be the largest photovoltaic rooftop installation in the world.

The equipment is being added to the building to provide supplemental power and will feed into the electricity grid of Bonn's local utility, Stadtwerke, said Sarah C. Howell, spokeswoman for Solarex, which employs 250 in Frederick.

Solarex, a division of Amoco/Enron Solar, is the largest manufacturer of solar electric modules in the United States.

It recently won a contract to provide rooftop photovoltaic equipment for another large solar energy project, a 349-kilowatt system for Georgia Tech University's natatorium, the site of the swimming and diving events for the Summer Olympics in Atlanta.

Pub Date: 3/14/96

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