Calyxo supplies CdTe modules for 2.2 MW solar park in Ohio
US contractor Rudolph/Libbe has begun construction of a 2 MW thin-film solar park for the Toledo Zoo in Toledo, Ohio. The solar array, which will offset approximately 30% of the zoo's electricity needs, will consist of approximately 28,000 CdTe modules produced by German thin-film PV technology developer Calyxo GmbH. Toledo-based solar component manufacturer Nextronex will provide inverters, combiner boxes and distributed architecture for the solar park. The PV system is being installed on a 22-acre brownfield site in south Toledo and is expected to be completed in early to mid-2014. Calyxo, which is 100% owned by US solar company Solar Fields LLC, operates a 85 MW production line in the German state of Saxony-Anhalt.