A dual-axis solar tracking power plant in Pontinia, Italy, is celebrating six months of successful operation. Electricity provider Elettra Energy owns and operates the plant, which was commissioned in April 2011. Solaria Corporation, a leading solar module manufacturer, designed and constructed the 585kW plant using its advanced PV modules.
“This is an outstanding project that combines our desire for sustainable investments with Solaria modules’ superior return on investment,” said Domenico Turriziani, owner of Elettra Energy. “They are performing well, delivering on the promised electrical generation. The success of this project paves the way for more solar projects which deliver great technology and economics.”
Solaria's CEO, Dan Shugar said, “The modules feature industry standard materials and have been deployed and successfully financed in projects in the US, Asia and Europe.”
The power plant uses Solaria’s patented modules which have been optimized for solar tracking systems. This increases the efficiency of standard crystalline PV material. Solar tracking systems, which follow the sun’s transit across the sky, increase sunlight capture, generating 25-30% more electricity than fixed PV arrays. The result is industry-leading performance, reliability and compelling system economics.