Massachusetts, United States [RenewableEnergyWorld.com] Evergreen Solar’s modules are now powering a 5-megawatt (MW) power plant in Apulia, Italy. It is the largest installation of Evergreen Solar panels anywhere in the world.
The project, which was designed and installed by Italian project developer Greenvision, has a total surface area of 100,000 square meters and uses 24,600 Evergreen Solar ES-A series String Ribbon solar panels. The solar power plant is funded by Enia Solaris, a joint venture of two Italian-based companies, Enia SpA and Ata Group.
“This is a milestone project for Evergreen Solar as we continue to expand our company’s global footprint with the largest installation in company history,” said Scott Gish, Evergreen Solar’s vice president of sales and marketing.“Italy is an important and growing market for solar power because of the country’s high amount of sunlight. Our solar panels are particularly well liked as they deliver the most electricity with the smallest carbon footprint of any silicon-based panel.”