SunPower To Build Plant for EDF in Italy

SunPower Corp. announced that it is building a 1.3-megawatt (MW) solar power plant in the Lazio region of Italy for Solar Green Energy-SGE, a joint venture between EDF-EN Italia and Emmecidue, an Italian project developer.

SunPower will install its 96-cell, E18/ 305 solar panels with an efficiency of 18 percent or higher, on SunPower T0 Tracker systems. The plant, which will be built on a 4.7-hectare site in the Frosinone province, is expected to be operational by the end of the year.

“SunPower’s solar power plant experience in Italy and worldwide, as well as the company’s high efficiency technology, gives us confidence that this system will be well built in a timely manner, and will maximize the clean, renewable solar power that is delivered to the community, including to the nearby Nestle ice-cream factory,” said Bruno D’Onghia, president of EDF EN Italia and Solar Green Energy-SGE.

EDF-EN Italia uses high-efficiency SunPower E18 series solar panels at 6.5 MW of solar power plants currently operating in Italy, and is installing an additional 2.8 MW of SunPower technology for plants under construction.

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