E.ON Climate and Renewables Italia Solar has signed an agreement with SunPower, contracting the company to design and build of a 3.4MW ground-mounted solar power plant in the Lazio region of Italy. Construction on the plant, which will utilise SunPower E19 solar panels on the SunPower T0 Tracker system, is expected to start during December for completion in April 2011.
“Our objective is to provide a secure, affordable and climate-friendly energy supply through investment in new technologies and renewable sources,” said Christophe Jurczak, director of photovoltaics at E.ON. “We're pleased to partner with SunPower on this important plant, as we expand our operations to serve Italy's rapidly growing solar market.”
“E.ON, a recognized global leader in the development of renewable energy, understands that SunPower technology maximizes return on investment by delivering the most energy per hectare,” said Yoram Amiga, president of utility and power plants international at SunPower. “In partnership with E.ON, we look forward to delivering SunPower's superior quality, reliability and performance as we serve the local community with clean, renewable power.”