Scatec Solar to construct 6MW solar plant at site of former Italian mine

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Scatec Solar has signed on with Fotowatio Renewable Ventures and Italgen to build a 6.16MWp solar project in a former quarry close to Guiglia, Italy. The solar installation should be connected to the grid by this fall and generate over 7.5 million kWh yearly. The companies did not release the financial terms for their agreement nor any information about the 26,000 modules or BOS that will be used for the installation.

“We are very pleased to have reached an agreement to build this PV plant on behalf of Fotowatio and Italgen, and we look forward to further cooperation in the future” stated Raymond Carlsen, CEO of Scatec Solar. “This project will be a premium showcase of the flexibility and adaptability of solar PV solutions. The ability to utilize a former quarry normally considered useless for the production of renewable energy increases the value and attractiveness of solar energy. We have significant experience in designing and providing tailor-made solutions for utilizing reclaimed land and other challenging surfaces for solar energy production and this provides us with a competitive edge as the demand for such solutions increase,” concluded Carlsen.

As the area for the solar installation was once a functioning mine, Scatec Solar has plenty of room to construct the solar power project; 49 acres to be exact. The company will manage the design, construction, commission and operation of the plant.

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