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Siemens Solar Supplies Modules for Largest Roof Installation in the World

Submitted by: Siemens

Categories: Environment

Posted: Mar 18, 2001 – 11:00 PM EST


19,000 Solar Modules Will Be Used at Exhibition Site in Amsterdam

Mar. 18 /CSRwire/ - Siemens Solar Industries L.P. announced today that Siemens Nederland N.V., The Hague, will be supplying the largest solar roof installation in the world. Approximately 19,000 solar modules with a cumulative peak power of 2.3 megawatts will be provided for the Floriade 2002 international horticultural exhibition in Amsterdam.

The project is designed so that the solar modules simultaneously function as the actual roof for a semi-open glasshouse and as an electrical plant that will provide electricity directly to the local grid.

The total surface area of the solar installation is around 25,000 square meters or equivalent to almost three soccer fields. Siemens Solar has developed a semitransparent solar module for this project which, in an overhead application, allows the necessary amount of light to shine through to the plants and flowers.

The Dutch power supply utility Nuon has placed an order with Siemens
Nederland N.V., The Hague, for delivery of the solar power plant as a
turnkey project. Siemens Nederland N.V will be starting to install the solar roof in April 2001; the plant will become operational in December 2001.

About Siemens Solar
Siemens Solar Industries L.P, headquartered in Camarillo, Calif., is a
member of the Siemens Solar Group, the world's leading manufacturer of
photovoltaic cells and modules. SSI, an award-winning developer of
photovoltaic technology, is one of the largest suppliers of solar panels in the U.S. For additional information about SSI, visit their web site at:

Siemens AG, based in Berlin and Munich, is a leading global electronics and engineering company employing over 447,000 people in 193 countries, with sales of approximately $74 billion worldwide in fiscal 2000 (10/1/99 - 9/30/00).

The U.S. is the single largest market for Siemens globally. In the U.S., Siemens employs over 73,000 people and achieved sales of more than $16 billion in fiscal 2000. Siemens' U.S. businesses are leaders in the information and communication, healthcare, energy, industry, financial services, transportation and lighting sectors.

For more information, please contact:

Tina Nickerson Siemens Solar Industries L.P.
Phone: (805) 388-6519
Jillian Guadagno Siemens Corporation
Phone: (732) 906-3808


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