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World’s Largest Low Concentrating PV Solar Power Plant Now Online

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Convert Italia SpA and Solaria Corporation Partner on 2MW Solar Power Plant in Puglia, Italy



Convert Italia SpA and Solaria Corporation Partner on 2MW Solar Power Plant in Puglia, Italy

Convert Italia, one of the fastest growing renewable energy companies in Italy, and Solaria Corporation, a solar module manufacturer, today announced that the largest low concentrating PV solar power plant in the world is now online. Owned and operated by Convert Italia, the solar tracking power plant combines Convert Italia’s MX1 horizontal tracking system with Solaria’s advanced low concentration photovoltaic modules. Convert Italia is currently constructing two additional solar power plants using Solaria modules.

“Solaria’s innovative modules are a perfect fit with our Convert MX1 tracker,” said Giuseppe Moro, president of Convert Italia. “Tracking systems, which follow the sun’s transit across the sky, increase sunlight capture, generating up to 30 percent more electricity than fixed PV arrays.”

Dan Shugar, Solaria’s CEO, added, “Convert Italia’s trackers unlock the unique advantages of Solaria modules. Our proprietary cell multiplication technology enables our high-efficiency modules to use less than half the silicon of other PV modules. Solaria modules combined with Convert Italia’s outstanding engineering and attention to detail has led to a highly successful project.”

Solaria’s patented technology and proprietary manufacturing process enable more efficient use of crystalline PV material in standard form factor modules. Optimized for solar tracking systems, Solaria modules use high quality crystalline silicon, robust tempered glass with specialized optical properties, and listed materials for exceptional reliability and performance.

Source: Business Wire





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