Baraclit, an Italian prefabricated roofing developer for industrial and commercial industries, is sporting a new 2.5MW solar installation at its SolarLAB2 open-air solar laboratory in Bibbiena, Italy. Canadian Solar and Energy Resources partnered for the project, which aims to be a laboratory used to study the incorporation of photovoltaic technology on prefabricated roofing.
Baraclit’s b.Power division spearheaded the new solar laboratory, which is set to produce 2,900,000kWh of energy every year. Divided into four sections, the system is spread over 341,216 square feet, with the solar panels encompassing 182,987 square feet. Canadian solar provided 11,000 PV modules: 6,380 of which were made from polycrystalline cells and the reaming made from monocrystalline cells.
“Our trust in Canadian Solar stems from the company's proven track record, high quality and ability to respond to our needs with an integrated offer that includes highly efficient, top-quality products,” said Luca Bernardini, head of the b.Power division and marketing manager at Baraclit. “In tests carried out in our laboratories, the CS6P modules proved to be high-end performers and this was the determining factor for us to choose Canadian Solar. Their excellent quality-price ratio also enables us to deliver the best product and value to our customers in the prefabricated roofing market.”
Energy Resources helped install the PV modules on shed and flat roofing pointing 12 degrees southwest with a pitch between 10 and 35 degrees. The measurements should allow SolarLab2 to have its panels constantly elevated to the sun’s exposure throughout the year.