Scatec Solar has signed a €20 million agreement with the Solar Life Energy investment group to construct 10 solar photovoltaic systems on industrial warehouse roofs located in Milano, Italy. Once complete, the systems will combine to total 7.2MW.
Raymond Carlsen CEO of Scatec Solar said, “We are very pleased to have been awarded the contract to fit solar PV systems onto the warehouse roofs in Italy.”
“Large commercial roof tops will be increasingly important to the PV industry as areas for ground mounted parks will become scarce, and the agreement with Solar Life Energy confirms that our company is competitive also in the roof top segment,” continued Carlsen.
The ten logistics warehouse roofs are expected to generate an annual 8.5 million kWh of solar energy, which will be fed into the national grid system providing energy for about 4,200 citizens. Since the warehouse feature unique roof shapes, Scatec designed a specific mounting system for the project.
“This special designed mounting system has great potential as it increases the number of roofs suitable for solar installations. For Scatec Solar we see this as competitive advantage in our pursuit to become a world leader on solar PV roof top systems,” concluded Carlsen.
Scatec Solar will have full EPC responsibilities and will be in charge of the operation and maintenance services for the systems. The project is expected to be complete by the end of the year.