KERSelf has opened three 3MWp photovoltaic solar fields in San Severo, Puglia, installed by Ecoware. The fields were connected to the mains grid in December 2009 and were commissioned by Voigt & Coll., the German financial company active in PV investments in Europe.
The contract for this project was secured with DynaFinance Consulting, which has reached previous agreements with Ecoware for the construction of PV plants in Puglia. DynaFinance will guarantee financial coverage for the entire project by setting up a PV property fund for more than €200 million, in partnership with CBA Studio Legale e Tributario.
Markus Voigt, Voigt & Coll CEO said, “Italy offers the most interesting opportunities for photovoltaic investment in Europe today. We are ready to invest an additional €250 million in capacity photovoltaic plants in Italy in 2010 and Ecoware is our partner of choice.”
Among those attending the opening ceremony on January 21 were Wolfgang Palz, president of the World Council for Renewable Energy (WCRE), Onofrio Introna, Puglia’s regional councillor for the Environment & Energy, and institutional representatives of the Puglia Regional Authority, ENEA, local authorities and international banks.
Comunicato Stampa Ecoware chief executive officer Leopoldo Franceschini said, “The important investment by our German partners is further evidence of their confidence in Italy’s photovoltaic capabilities and technology. This is one of the largest projects in the photovoltaic sector in Italy and confirms the leadership of the Kerself group in a sector of strategic importance for the national economy.”