Vicenza, Italy [RenewableEnergyWorld.com] Earlier this month, Silfab opened five solar farms near Bari and Taranto, Italy. The new farms were completely funded by Silfab, with a total investment of more than €20 million. Each solar farm has a capacity of 1 MW each.
Silfab’s PV solar farms emply monoaxial solar trackers to deliver an output capacity up to 25-30% higher than conventional fixed PV systems, the company said.
By the end of this year, Silfab is expected to complete four additional solar plants in the province of Bari making an overall investment of almost €40 million.
While the company’s original plan to establish a polysilicon manufacturing plant in Borgofranco d’Ivrea (Turin) is “losing ground,” Silfab said that it is now currently evaluating new opportunities overseas to develop a PV photovoltaic value chain based on a groundbreaking operating model.