According to reports from visitors of a nearby leisure park, smoke development and banging noises could be heard in the solar farm in question. The fire department detected a smoldering fire in a station due to an unexplained cause. Extinguishing the electrical fire proved difficult, as it was not known to what extent lines continued to carry voltage. The damage is estimated at a high five-digit amount.
Unknown perpetrators forced their way into the solar farm premises during the night from Saturday to Sunday and stole several solar modules. There are no clues to the perpetrators. The damage is in the four-digit range.
Twice before, unknown perpetrators broke into the solar farm at the beginning and again in mid-July and stole a total of four solar modules. In the process, they cut open the fence. The total damage amounts to approx. 5,000 EUR.
On a solar farm in Breddin there was a theft of 50 solar modules in the night to Thursday. The theft only came to light on Friday through the park's current performance report. More detailed circumstances are unknown, as is the amount of damage. The approximately 6.5 MW park had only recently gone into operation. Investigations are underway for particularly serious theft.
Since Friday 17.06.2022 a young man has to answer for thefts on solar plants at the district court Frankfurt (Oder). The acts originate from the years 2020 and 2021 and took place in Brandenburg, Bavaria, Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania and Saxony-Anhalt. With changing accomplices, solar panels, accessories and also vehicles were stolen there, procured to Poland and resold there. The total damage amounts to approx. 700,000 EUR.
Probably in the night of June 3, several perpetrators forced open a transformer station in the Grafentraubach solar farm, removed the fuses of the inverters and then transported them away with a larger motor vehicle. However, the crime was not discovered until 6 days later. It concerns 30 inverters with a weight of approx. 30 kg each. The damage amounts to approx. 100,000 EUR.
Thieves forced their way into a solar farm near Wolgast between May 2nd and 9th and carried off 160 solar modules. In addition, further modules had been dismantled and prepared for removal. The damage caused is estimated at around EUR 80,000.
Thieves cut the fence of the Reppichau solar farm (located between Dessau and Köthen) and gained access to the site. They then cut a large number of solar panel cables, thus stealing around 20,000 m of copper cable. In addition, 18 rows of solar panels were affected. The damage is estimated at around 40,000 EUR.
Inverters worth 40,000 EUR were stolen from a solar plant in Ramsthal. In addition, the thieves caused property damage of 20,000 EUR. Whether there is a connection with the burglary in the PV farm Münnerstadt is currently unclear.
Near Bad Marienberg, 31 solar modules were stolen from a solar farm. They were presumably taken away with a small transporter or trailer. The amount of damage is about 5,000 EUR.