IBC Solar, an integrator of PV systems, has completed and connected a 5MW solar park in Italy in a record 49 days.
Built on the outskirts of the small town of Maniago in northern Italy, work began on the project at the end of July and was completed in just seven weeks which meant that the project was finalised two weeks ahead of schedule.
As the general contractor, IBC Solar was responsible for the technical planning, procurement of materials and completion of the project. The facility covers an area of 140,000 square metres and represents the company’s second largest PV power plant. It is equipped with 21,189 modules with a nominal rating of 235 watt peak each and 321 inverters supplied by Sungrow Power Supply .
The solar park generates 6 million kWh of electricity a year which is said to be enough to supply 1,500 households.
“We commissioned the Maniago project in record time, thereby demonstrating our high level of competence and extensive expertise,” said Rudolf Sebald, who is in charge of project business at IBC Solar. “Environmentally friendly energy generation using renewable energy sources is an investment into the future, as electricity production based on fossil fuels is becoming more and more expensive. Projects like the solar park in Maniago help to arm ourselves against this rising costs.”