Conergy builds roof-integrated solar power system for metal roof manufacturer

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German solar firm Conergy has installed a 544kW roof-integrated solar power system at metal roof and wall cladding manufacturer Alubel’s premises in Bagnalo in Piano, Reggio Emilia, Italy.

Conergy installed approximately 2,300 Conergy PowerPlus modules over an area of more than 9,000 square metres atop the factory's metal roof. The modules are able to provide an output of around 572,000 kWh of electricity a year — more than Alubel’s annual electricity consumption. Conergy also installed 33 of its Conergy IPG T converters which feed the excess electricity into the Italian grid. The system is monitored using the Conergy VisionBox.

“Once again Conergy demonstrates its experience and expertise when it comes to roof installations”, says Giuseppe Sofia, managing director of Conergy in Italy. “Roof installations continue to have potential, also under the new Conto Energia V. Over the last few years, many companies have changed their approach and launched a range of green initiatives. A solar power plant gives our customers two major advantages. It provides them with the perfect solution to the country's soaring electricity prices and at the same time helps them to achieve their environmental goals.”

The project benefits from the subsidies offered under the Conto Energia IV despite the less attractive Conto Energia V coming into force at the end of August. As a result of the new feed-in tariff, all planned power plants over 12 kW have to be registered centrally in order to receive the feed-in tariffs once the installation is completed. However, plants that generate less than 12 kW as well as installations that are integrated into buildings or that are built on the roofs of public buildings are exempt from registration. This also applies to systems between 12 kW and 50 kW that are installed when replacing asbestos roofs.

Following the implementation of the Conto Energia V, there has been uncertainty surrounding the future of the Italian solar market. Commenting on the outlook for the market, Sofia opined, “With a level of own consumption of more than 70%, Italy has already achieved grid parity in both the private and commercial sector because of its excellent climatic conditions and high electricity prices. Now we need to get this across to consumers. This will take some time, but we're optimistic that we'll be able to continue operating successfully in Italy even without subsidies. Especially the commercial roofs are very interesting since industries consume most of their energy during the day. For private homes, storage solutions will be a key factor for this development in order to increase own consumption levels and thereby competitiveness.”

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