Shanghai, China, 7th Feburary 2018. The Schletter Group has completed another ambitious major project in China: The Anhui Jin solar farm in Anhui Province, China, generates 35 MW and produces electricity for nearly 20,000 households. With this, the Schletter Group continues its growth strategy in China.
“We are already in an excellent position in the fast-growing Chinese market,” Florian Roos, said. He is managing director of the Schletter faciliy in Shanghai, where the mounting systems for the project were manufactured. “This project, which is particularly demanding due to its topography, contributes to further strengthening our reputation as a leader in terms of quality.” The Schletter Group employs over 450 people in Shanghai and, with a total of around 2.5 GW of installed PV capacity, is one of the largest foreign suppliers of PV mounting systems in Asia.
The solar farm is situated in hilly terrain with slopes of up to 30 degrees. In order to guarantee the stability of the facility in the sometimes steep and changing terrain, Schletter engineers first carried out a geological survey. On this basis, the installation was then individually designed. The PV mounting system used for the solar panels was Schletter’s FS AS UNO. This single-support system has a solid ramming foundation made of hot-dip galvanized steel and is therefore particularly stable and durable. In addition, a high degree of prefabrication enables fast and easy assembly and thus high economic efficiency. Despite the sometimes steep terrain, the plant could be completed within as little as three months.
The system was installed by the contractor Shan YD EPC. Schletter had previously trained their technicians on site. The Schletter Group has already collaborated with Shan YD on several occasions, including a 5 MWp greenfield installation using the FS Duo system in the northern Chinese province of Heilongjiang. The Anhui Jin solar farm is to be expanded by a further 15 megawatts in the coming months.
About the Schletter Group
The Schletter Group is one of the leading manufacturers in the world of photovoltaic mounting systems made of aluminium and steel. The Group manufactures mounting systems for roofs, façades and open areas (solar farms) as well as solar carports. With three production facilities in Germany, the USA and China as well as an international network of distribution and service companies the Schletter Group is active in all important international markets. The Schletter Group has around 1,400 employees in total. Group sales amounted to around EUR 270 million in 2017.