Project Focus: Etrion selects Phoenix Solar as general contractor for 3.5MW plant in Italy


Phoenix Solar has been commissioned by Etrion as the general contractor for a 3.5MW ground-mounted turnkey construction plant to be located in Borgo Piave in the Lazio region of Italy.

Phoenix Solar will be initially responsible for the planning and construction of the €10 million solar power plant, however, once the plant is commissioned, the company will also provide Etrion with operation and maintenance services. The plant will feature Trina Solar modules and SMA inverters, yet no details have been released.

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Marco Northland, chief executive officer of Etrion said, “We are pleased to partner with Phoenix Solar on this project and look forward to expanding our relationship in the near future. The 3.5MW solar plant in Borgo Piave is part of our internal development portfolio and demonstrates our Italian team’s execution capability converting business development pipeline into installed megawatts.”

Ulrich Reidenbach, chief sales officer of Phoenix Solar said, “We are delighted that Etrion has chosen Phoenix Solar for our expertise in constructing large scale solar parks. We hope to continue our cooperation in the near future with additional projects.”

The plant construction is due to begin in August 2010, with grid connection expected by the end of the year. Once complete, the plant is expected to generate five million kWh of energy per year, which will be fed into the national grid.

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