EL DORADO HILLS, USA: Premier Power Renewable Energy Inc., a global leader in the development, design, engineering and construction of solar power systems for commercial, government, and utility markets in the United States and Europe, announced that the third in a series of 1.0 megawatt (MW) solar power plants it designed and constructed for customers in Italy is operational and was connected to the power grid on June 30.
“San Giorgio Jonico is the third in a series of 1.0 MW Italian solar power plant projects, following the Laterza 1 and Monteparano plants, which we connected to the Italian power grid before the end of the first half of 2010,” said Dean R. Marks, CEO of Premier Power. “The experience we’ve obtained from these projects has been invaluable,” he added.
Similar to the Monteparano solar power plant that was connected to the power grid on June 29, Premier Power Italy, SpA has connected the San Giorgio Jonico solar power plant to the Enel electric power grid. With a presence in 23 countries, Ente Nazionale per l'Energia eLettrica, or Enel SpA, is Italy’s largest power company and provides more than 40,000 MW of generating power to serve over 32 million customers in Italy.
This project is a part of the series of solar projects being developed by Premier Power for clients in Italy. San Giorgio Jonico is a 1 MW power plant connected to a 20 kilovolt (kV) medium voltage Enel line.
To produce electric power at San Giorgio Jonico, 230 watt crystalline silicon (cSi) modules fabricated by Canadian Solar (NASDAQ: CSIQ) and 330 kilowatt (kW) Aurora Inverters manufactured by Power One (NASDAQ: PWER) were selected.
Employing Premier Power’s “leave no trace” philosophy, this project utilizes an environmentally friendly racking system attached to the ground using 1 meter (3 foot) long steel screws, ensuring minimal disruption to the land and surrounding environment.