Italy has been showing its commitment to solar power in a big way. Just a few weeks ago, plans were announced for covering the Milan Trade Fair with an 18-MW rooftop solar array, the world's largest, and now the country will also be able to claim the second largest rooftop array. The new array will be on the Interporto di Padova in Padua and will have a capacity of 15 MW.
The array will take up 2.7 million square feet, consist of 67,500 solar panels and will be able to produce enough power for 5,000 households. Once up and running, the array will prevent the emission of 9,000 metric tons of CO2 a year or 3,200 metric tons of crude oil.
Construction will start in September by Italian solar PV-maker SOLON.
written by Fred, July 29, 2009
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