Verona, Italy [RenewableEnergyWorld.com] The juwi group has been selected to build of one of Italy’s largest solar photovoltaic (PV) plants. The company will design, build and then operate a rooftop system with a capacity of 1.7 megawatts (MW) for the great market halls in Verona. Covering a surface area of 16,000 square meters, juwi will install close to 22,200 of the latest thin-film solar panels at the site.
The company will have a 20-year lease agreement with the hall operator, Veronamercato, for the use of the market hall roof. The plant could produce 1.8 million kilowatt hours (kWh) of electricity per year. The plant in Verona is an important project for continuing to gain ground in the region, juwi said.
“Starting with this project, we want to build up our working relationship with industry companies and energy suppliers in completing turnkey rooftop installations or free field power plants, also and especially in Italy,” said Matthias Willenbacher, founder and CEO of the juwi group.