Jiangsu Zongyi Co. Ltd, a Chinese manufacturer of PV products and project developer, has built and connected one of Italy’s largest integrated photovoltaic plants — a 13.5MW rooftop solar array located in Marche in central Italy.
The company was assisted by UK law firm Watson, Farley & Williams which helped Jiangsu Zongyi to acquire the project worth €55 million. The rooftop PV system has been built atop the buildings of an industrial steel producer covering a total area of around 200,000 square metres. It produces enough electricity to power approximately 4,500 households.
Jiangsu Zongyi commissioned AVA Energy to connect the plant under a service agreement. The project was connected to the grid before August 27 which meant that it had met the deadline to qualify for the feed-in tariff offered under the fourth Conto Energia programme — a more generous FiT compared with the fifth Conto Energia programme.
Including this latest project, Jiangsu Zongyi’s connected PV plants in Italy have a combined PV capacity of 22MW, though its overall PV capacity is set to grow further with an additional 7MW in the pipeline.