SunPower & Solar Ventures To Build 11.1-MW of PV

SunPower Corp. and Solar Ventures S.r.l. have signed a contract to design and build three solar power plants in the Piedmont region of Italy.

Totaling 11.1 megawatts (MW) over 30 hectares, the development represents one of the largest solar power developments in the region. Construction on the plants will start this month and is expected to be completed by the end of the year. On fixed-tilt, ground-mounted systems, SunPower will mount standard-efficiency solar panels, including SunPower Serengeti panels.

“Solar Ventures built its first photovoltaic plant in Piedmont in 2007, where we have experienced excellent community and administration support for solar park development, as well as good irradiance levels,” said Michele Appendino, CEO and chairman of Solar Ventures. “We have therefore decided to focus our development efforts in this region, where we have other similar clusters of plants under construction this year. We are happy to work with SunPower, whose technology will deliver clean and renewable solar power for many years to come.”

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