EL DORADO HILLS, USA: Premier Power Renewable Energy Inc., a leader in the development, design, engineering, and construction of solar power systems for commercial, government, and utility markets in the United States and Europe, will build a 0.5 megawatt (MW) solar power plant for Mirrione Francesco Legnami SRL, a leader in the Italian timber industry, wholesaler of wood, raw construction materials, and homebuilder.
“The building of a new solar electric power plant by Mirrione Francesco Legnami is a wise decision, as it makes productive unused space available on rooftops in this region of Sicily best known for agriculture while producing clean electric power given the amount of high sun exposure,” said Dean R. Marks, CEO of Premier Power. “This project creates a reliable source of electricity for our customer as produced by the sun, and it expands our pipeline of Italian projects,” he added.
This project is a new addition to the series of solar projects being developed by Premier Power for clients in Italy. Located in the industrial zone in the town of Calatafimi in the province of Trapani, Sicily, this plant will have solar electric generating capacity of 0.5 megawatts, and build-out of the project will commence in the third quarter of 2010.
This plant will feature a fully integrated installation, where in this instance, in addition to this solar system’s ability to generate power, the solar panels being installed also form a part of the roof and provide the same functionality as standard roofing materials. Given this system’s duality in function, it has been designed and enabled to receive the highest feed-in tariff.