ABB has won a US$50-million contract to design and build a 24.2MW PV plant in Lazio, Italy for Phoenix Renewables. Construction is expected to take four months, and when completed the system will generate up to 35GWh of electricity a year.
The Lazio plant is the latest in a long line of ABB projects in southern Europe and it will take the total capacity of systems installed by the Swedish-Swiss firm beyond 100MW. Aside from its REC panels, the single-axis system is to be fitted entirely with ABB equipment and will also benefit from a 150kV substation.
“ABB technologies are playing a key role in facilitating both the generation and integration of renewable energies into our power grids,” said Peter Leupp, head of ABB’s Power Systems division. “Efficiency, reliability, and minimising the impact of electric power generation on our climate are key drivers in this project. Solar power has an important role to play in our future energy mix.”