The PV plant is located near the coal-fired power plant Lippendorf and will be the first photovoltaic park in Germany to be connected to a 380 kV network. The plant will feature two 380 kV transformers to facilitate the efficient transmission of electricity. Power is generated by 1.1 million bifacial PV modules in East-West orientation.
When building the substation for the PV utility-scale plant, several challenges had to be overcome. The construction site was located on the spoil heap of the Witznitz brown coal open-pit mine, where the soil had limited load-bearing capacity, particularly in the loose upper soil layers.