OPDE Italia has started building work on six new solar farms in the Piedmont region of Italy. The combined capacity of the farms is 26MW and they are to be situated in the cities of Tortona, Alessandria, Pedrosa and Fosano.
More than 91,000 Trina modules, 2,000 SMA inverters and 2,000 single-axis MECASOLAR trackers will be used on the farms, which will create hundreds of direct and indirect jobs in the region. Investment in the portfolio will total around €120 million and construction will be finished by the end of March.
Several investors have already shown an interest in buying not only the six new plants but also the 17MW that OPDE installed in Italy last year. Q2 2011 will also see the Piedmont portfolio complemented by a further 32MW of developments across the peninsula, with OPDE currently organising the construction phase of these plants, which have already been legalised with ‘Autorizacione Unica’.