Alongside the launch of two unique flagship products: Solergy CPV and Solergy Cogen CPV, high concentrated photovoltaic technology (HCPV) company Solergy and the Italian Civil Aviation Authority (ENAC) revealed they are to jointly install a Cogen CPV power plant at the Pantelleria Airport in Sicily.
The installation is to be a collaborative test site for the use of Solergy's CPV and cogeneration technology, which will generate both solar electricity and heat at an airport facility, powering the air conditioning system amongst other areas of the building.
“We are excited to launch our company and present our CPV products to the world. We have dedicated the past three years to developing a system we believe not only addresses the challenges CPV has faced in the past, but takes a significant leap forward in terms of performance, reliability, and technological innovation,” said Yoav Banin, CEO and co-founder of Solergy.
“We are pleased to announce our letter of intent to work with Solergy on this unique and important project,” said Alessandro Cardi, central director of Airport Infrastructure at ENAC. “Solergy's combination of high efficiency and cogeneration make it especially well-suited to serve the significant electricity and air conditioning requirements of our airports. We strive to make Italy's airports greener, and are confident that this project can then serve as a model for achieving clean energy self-sufficiency in other airports in Italy.”
The project is expected to begin in the first quarter of 2011.