Masdar PV and Beck Energy Build Large Open-Space Solar Park in Germany

By Masdar Pv, PRNE
Sunday, January 16, 2011

ICHTERSHAUSEN, Germany, January 17, 2011 - With effect immediately, 65,000 modules from Masdar PV will be
generating 6,096,000 kWh of renewable energy annually at Europe's largest
ground mounted plant with solar modules from Masdar PV. In partnership with
Beck Energy GmbH the project with an installed capacity of 6 MWp was realized
on a ca. 30-ha site in Luckenwalde (50 km south of Berlin) and connected to
the grid within a period of only two months. The total solar energy generated
by the modules can supply around 2,200 four-person households.

"We have created a reference project here for future
utility-scale photovoltaic power plants and for our Masdar PV product,"
reports Frank Wouters, CEO of Masdar PV, with satisfaction. "We are convinced
that large-scale plants of this type will make an important contribution to
the local and regional diversification of the energy mix." Bernhard Beck,
managing director of Beck Energy GmbH, which will soon be doing business
under the international brand name BELECTRIC, is also enthusiastic about the
project. "The Masdar PV modules are very well suited for installations this
type of large-scale projects because they offer an excellent cost-benefit
ratio." The plant in Luckenwalde, according to Beck, signaled the beginning
of a constructive collaboration between the firm based in Kolitzheim in Lower
Franconia and Masdar PV. First smaller follow-up projects are already
underway in Abu Dhabi. "We are confident that we have found a powerful
partner in Beck Energy with whom we can successfully carry out projects in
our target markets around the world," says Frank Wouters.

About Masdar PV GmbH

Masdar PV GmbH is a leading manufacturer of innovative
thin-film photovoltaic products and solutions. The medium term goal of the
company is to become one of the largest manufacturers in this PV segment. The
company, belonging to the Masdar Power division, is a wholly-owned subsidiary
of Masdar, Abu Dhabi's diverse initiative for future energy sources that was
initiated and is owned by Mubadala Development Company. This is a
comprehensive, forward-looking investment by the Emirate, with the aim of
developing and commercialising innovative technology in the renewable and
sustainable energy sector. For more information visit:

About Beck Energy GmbH

Beck Energy GmbH is one of the pioneers in the area of
constructing open-area solar power plants. Established in 2002, the company,
which is based in Kolitzheim in Lower Franconia and has offices in Jessen,
Luckenwalde and 13 countries across the world, plans and builds turnkey solar
power plants around the world. It has already connected more than 100 systems
of power-plant scale to the electrical grid. In 2010, the company was the
global market leader in the construction of solar power plants in the
open-space segment, with 268.7 Megawatt of installed capacity.

Since the beginning of this year, Beck Energy GmbH has been
doing business internationally under the name BELECTRIC. In addition to Beck
Energy GmbH, the BELECTRIC brand represents the other enterprises of
Photovoltaik Zentrum Kolitzheim (S&F Umwelttechnik GmbH, Blitzstrom GmbH) as
well. You can find additional information about Beck Energy GmbH in the
Internet at

    Press contact

    Photovoltaik-Zentrum Kolitzheim Beck Energy GmbH
    Presse & Offentlichkeitsarbeit
    Marco Heumann
    Wadenbrunner Str. 10
    97509 Kolitzheim (Germany)
    Tel. +49(0)9385-9804-1283 oder +49(0)9521-61406
    Fax +49(0)9385-9804-19283


    Masdar PV GmbH
    Frank Wouters
    Wolff-Knippenberg-Str. 4
    99334 Ichtershausen (Germany)
    Tel. +49(0)3628-5868-0
    Fax +49(0)3628-5868-150

    Press contact

    cometis AG
    Alexandra Edinger
    Unter den Eichen 7
    65195 Wiesbaden (Germany)
    Tel. +49(0)611-205855-16
    Fax +49(0)611-205855-66

Press contact: Photovoltaik-Zentrum Kolitzheim Beck Energy GmbH, Presse & Offentlichkeitsarbeit, Marco Heumann, Wadenbrunner Str. 10, 97509 Kolitzheim (Germany), Tel. +49(0)9385-9804-1283 oder +49(0)9521-61406, Fax +49(0)9385-9804-19283, E-Mail: marco.heumann at; Contact: Masdar PV GmbH, Frank Wouters, Wolff-Knippenberg-Str. 4, 99334 Ichtershausen (Germany), Tel. +49(0)3628-5868-0, Fax +49(0)3628-5868-150, E-Mail: fwouters at; Press contact: cometis AG, Alexandra Edinger, Unter den Eichen 7, 65195 Wiesbaden (Germany), Tel. +49(0)611-205855-16, Fax +49(0)611-205855-66, E-Mail: edinger at

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