Hamburg, Germany [RenewableEnergyAccess.com] Spanish company Solartia awarded a contract to aleo solar AG to supply 24,000 modules, corresponding to an output of approximately four megawatts (MW), for a new solar farm in Viana in the northern Spanish province of Navarre.Solartia is investing Euro 54.8 million [US$73 million] into the solar farm, which covers an area of 253,000 square meters and is scheduled to start feeding electricity into the grid in June 2007. With an output of around 9 MW, it will supply enough electricity to power more than 2,500 households, making it one of the largest solar farms in Spain. All equipment in the farm is linked to a remote management and monitoring system. “This allows us to react immediately if there’s a need for servicing or maintenance work,” said Solartia’s Jose Emilio Mendivil. Since the beginning of this year, aleo solar has also been manufacturing high-quality solar modules for the Spanish market at its own factory in Santa Maria de Palautordera near Barcelona. “The decision to ramp up our internationalization strategy by moving into the Spanish market at an early stage was clearly the right one,” said Jakobus Smit, Chairman of the Management Board of aleo solar AG. “Our new facility not only ensures a reliable module supply for our Spanish customers, we can also provide rapid support — a real competitive advantage,” he added.