. Space Travel News .

10 MW PV plants installed and connected to the grid in just two months
by Staff Writers
Padua, Italy (SPX) Sep 08, 2011

File image.

With each passing day, Italy is getting closer to 10 GW threshold of installed photovoltaic power connected to the national grid. And Espe Sunparc Srl, the Italian company specializing in design, installation and management of highly performing solar farms, is playing its role by completing 10 new solar farms at record speed, for a total of 10 MW.

In just two months, July and August 2011, Espe Sunparc - recently created by joining the know-how of the two highly experienced technical teams of Espe Srl and Silfab Spa - opened ten construction sites in five different Italian regions: Veneto, Marche, Molise, Lazio and Apulia. As of yesterday, all ten solar farms have started their production.

A record time of only 20 days was set in Veneto from the opening of the construction site and the connection of the new 1 MW plant to the grid. This solar farm, together with another built near Viterbo, includes Espe Sunparc's monoaxial solar trackers SSK15, which guarantee a 20% enhanced perfomance.

With the performance of over 40,000 photovoltaic crystalline silicon modules, amongst the best and highest rated European products, the ten solar farms allow for an estimated annual energy production of 14 million kWh which corresponds to a reduction of 7,200 tons of CO2 emissions into the atmosphere and is equal to the annual energy needs of approximately 4,000 average households.

Furthermore, EspeSunparc has just received official confirmation of the high Performance Ratio of its plants by an independent consulting firm specialized in energy management, Galileia Srl, a spin-off of the University of Padua.

The due diligence was performed by Galileia Srl on a number of Espe Sunparc plants that started production in 2010. The assessed Performance Ratio (portion of generated current which can actually be delivered to the grid, taking into account energy losses and self-consumption by the solar farm itself) was found to be well over the market standard of 80%.

These achievements validate the longstanding technical expertise of the two companies, Espe Srl and Silfab Spa, which were able to horizontally integrate their know-how and together through Espe Sunparc offer high performance and exceptional quality coupled with a remarkably short installation time.

Given these important results, Espe Sunparc's mission becomes even more strategically important not only within Italy, where the company?s business is significant in relation to the solar farms already approved by the fourth ?Conto Energia?, but also in the international market. Espe Sunparc is already operating in the U.S. and in Canada through Espe Sunparc America, and in the Eastern Europe through Espe Sunparc Bulgaria. Espe Sunparc Romania will be created in the near future, capitalizing on more than 15 years of Espe Group?s activity in the energy field in Romania.

Related Links
Espe Sunparc
All About Solar Energy at SolarDaily.com


Get Our Free Newsletters Via Email
Buy Advertising Editorial Enquiries

. Comment on this article via your Facebook, Yahoo, AOL, Hotmail login.

Share this article via these popular social media networks
del.icio.usdel.icio.us DiggDigg RedditReddit GoogleGoogle

Dow Introduces ENLIGHT DC-8300 Coolant for Diamond Wire Ingot Squaring
Midland MI (SPX) Sep 08, 2011
Dow Chemical has introduced a diamond wire ingot squaring coolant that improves photovoltaic (PV) wafer manufacturing efficiency while also improving the sustainability of the production process. ENLIGHTTM DC-8300 Coolant, which will be officially unveiled at the 26th European Photovoltaic Solar Energy Conference (26th EU PVSEC), is the latest innovation from Dow that can help improve perf ... read more

Kazakhstan won't ban Russian rocket launches from Baikonur

SwRI selected as payload integrator for three NASA suborbital flight opportunities research providers

Ariane 5's upper payload completes its integration at the Spaceport

Third ATV begins its preparations for launch on Ariane 5

Microbe Risk When Rover Wheels Hit Martian Dirt

Finishing Work at Tinsdale 2

Rare martian lake delta spotted by Mars Express

Opportunity Begins Study of Martian Crater

Second bid to launch NASA's Moon-bound spacecraft

NASA to launch Moon-bound twin spacecraft

Moon Mission Ready to Fly

NASA orbiter shows moon surface in stunning clarity

Dwarf Planet Mysteries Beckon to New Horizons

The PI's Perspective: Visiting Four Moons, in Just Four Years, for All Mankind

Citizen Scientists Discover a New Horizons Flyby Target

View from the Summit: Hunting for KBOs at the Top of the World

The diamond planet

Greenhouse Effect Could Extend Habitable Zone

A Planet Made of Diamond

Astronomers Find Ice and Possibly Methane on Snow White

Lockheed Martin Recreates STORRM in Earthbound Lab

Time To End Pork Barrel Monster Rocket And Expensive Russian Space Ferry

US looks for answers after hypersonic plane fails

US military loses contact with hypersonic aircraft

Chang'e-2 moon orbiter travels around L2 in outer space

China State media says Tiangong 1 to launch in early Sept

Time Limits for Tiangong

Orbits for Tiangong

Dawn has completed the first phase of its exploration of Vesta

Japanese Asteroid Mission a Success

Earth-bound asteroids come from stony asteroids

NASA Plans to Visit a Near-Earth Asteroid

Memory Foam Mattress Review
Newsletters :: SpaceDaily Express :: SpaceWar Express :: TerraDaily Express :: Energy Daily
XML Feeds :: Space News :: Earth News :: War News :: Solar Energy News

The content herein, unless otherwise known to be public domain, are Copyright 1995-2011 - Space Media Network. AFP and UPI Wire Stories are copyright Agence France-Presse and United Press International. ESA Portal Reports are copyright European Space Agency. All NASA sourced material is public domain. Additional copyrights may apply in whole or part to other bona fide parties. Advertising does not imply endorsement,agreement or approval of any opinions, statements or information provided by Space Media Network on any Web page published or hosted by Space Media Network. Privacy Statement