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Gehrlicher Solar France SAS builds the second largest photovoltaic roof system in the Alsace region

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The solar power plant in Hombourg near Mulhouse (2.9 MWp) was connected to the grid in mid-August 2011.

Paris / Dornach near Munich. Gehrlicher Solar France SAS, the French subsidiary of Gehrlicher Solar AG, the international photovoltaic company, announces today the completion of the second largest roof system in the Alsace region with a total power of 2.9 MWp. The system is constructed on the roofs of seven warehouses belonging to Ecosun Expert in the metropolitan area of Mulhouse. Ecosun Expert is the sole investor in the project.

Gehrlicher Solar France installed, together with the contractor Adsoba, 12,609 modules and 167 inverters across an overall area of 22,000 square metres. With an annual power yield of approx. 2.7 million kilowatt hours, on paper the system can supply approximately a further 1,300 people with power, over and above the 1,000 inhabitants of Hombourg itself.

Wolfgang Rosenberg, Managing Director of Gehrlicher Solar France SAS, stresses the professional cooperation of all those involved and emphasises: “We are pleased to have been able to connect the system to the grid in advance of the planned date and therefore to secure the feed-in tariff of 0.602 euros per kilowatt hour. This project shows the massive potential of the roofs of commercially and industrially used buildings, in particular, for solar generation. We plan to complete further large-scale photovoltaic projects in France in the coming months.”

About Gehrlicher Solar France SAS

Gehrlicher Solar France SAS is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Gehrlicher Solar AG, the international photovoltaic company. Gehrlicher Solar France SAS was set up in 2010 and has its headquarters in Paris. The company handles both the project management, as well as the construction, financing and operation of solar power systems on roofs and ground-mounted systems. In addition, Gehrlicher Solar France SAS is also currently strengthening the French wholesale market with photovoltaic components.

About Gehrlicher Solar AG

Gehrlicher Solar AG is an internationally operating photovoltaic company from Germany with subsidiaries and joint ventures in Brazil, France, Great Britain, India, Italy, Spain, South Africa and the USA. Gehrlicher Solar has around 440 employees world wide and generated a total of 343 million Euros in sales in the fiscal year of 2010. The company which was founded in 1994 develops, plans, builds, finances, and operates solar power plants for ground mounting and for roofs – from private houses to multi-megawatt systems. In addition, it distributes solar modules and inverters as well as components from its own GehrTec product range. Gehrlicher Solar also plans, sets up and manages profit-oriented photovoltaic funds and private placements for private and institutional investors.

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