The Japanese company Kyocera announced recently the provision of 10 MWp of photovoltaic modules for the extension of an existing installation of 6 MWp in the Italian town near Turin Cigliano.

The additional power of 10 MWp which is divided between the two facilities “Lotti” and “Petiver” is issued more than 40,000 Kyocera modules (model KD240GH-2PB). According to Kyocera, the high efficiency of this module the large predestined to facilities on industrial sites or solar farms. With 60 cells, the module has an output of 240 Wp.

In recent months, these new facilities complement existing solar park of 6 MW, operated by Enermill in the town of Cigliano Italy (Piedmont).

The solar park of Enermill which covers an area of 22 ha has now reached a total capacity of 16 MWp. It is the largest installation in Italy equipped with Kyocera solar modules. With a total of 68,100 ** modules, it is possible to produce annually about 20 GWh of solar electricity. This energy corresponds roughly to the annual energy needs of 4,500 homes will save 18,000 tonnes of CO2 per year.

Italy has a very good solar radiation and an attractive feed-in tariff, which can only encourage its expansion in the field of solar energy.

In Europe, Italy is one of the largest markets for photovoltaic systems. According to GSE, controlled by the Italian Ministry of Economy and Finance, and whose mission is to promote and support the development of renewable, photovoltaic projects with a total capacity of 6.5 gigawatts have been installed between January and September 2011 .

In addition, the Italian State encourages the production of renewable electricity from the photovoltaic feed-in tariff by a particularly challenging compared to other European countries.

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