Portuguese project developer Martifer Solar has added 11.5MW of PV plants to its operations and maintenance (O&M) portfolio in Italy.
The company will service 14 separate rooftop and ground-mount projects in Puglia, Lazio and Veneto for the Italian company Green Utility.
Martifer said the new project additions took its global solar O&M portfolio to 600MW. Plants are located in Europe, Asia and the Americas, and include projects built by Martifer and by third parties.
Policy changes have all but halted new deployment of large PV projects in Italy, but Martifer said developing its O&M business was a key part of its strategy for a market that nonetheless has a significant installed project base.
CEO Henry Rodrigues said: “We expect, with the experience we have gained through our track record as an O&M service provider, to double the capacity of our O&M portfolio in the near future.”