World's Largest HIT-equipped Solar Power Plant in Italy

Jul 11, 2011

A solar power plant equipped with Panasonic Group's high-efficiency high-output HIT® solar modules has been constructed in Torre Santa Susanna, southeast Italy.

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    A Bird's Eye-view of the Solar Power Plant (Click for a Larger Image)

The plant is designed to generate 7.567MW with 32,202 HIT-235 solar modules fitted to solar trackers to maximize the power generation. It is one of the largest tracking solar power plants in Europe, and the largest system to use HIT® solar modules in the world.

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    32,202 HIT-235 Solar Modules Fitted to Solar Trackers

The solar power plant project was originally started by a consortium led by Deutsche Bank's Asset Finance and Leasing Renewable Energy Division. In December, 2010, construction of the plant was completed and the system was connected to the grid in April, 2011. The role of SANYO, a Panasonic subsidiary company, in the project was to provide its highly acclaimed HIT® solar modules to the system.

The HIT® solar modules, with their high conversion efficiency, high output for their surface area and high level of reliability, have traditionally been very competitive in the market for residential and medium-sized commercial systems. With this project, the suitability of HIT® solar modules for large scale systems has been highlighted.

Overview of the Solar Power Plant

Location Torre Santa Susanna, Brindisi, Puglia, Italy
System Size 7.567MW (32,202 HIT® solar panels / 235W per panel)
Solar Modules HIT-235HDE4 (conversion efficiency: 16.9%)
Special Solar trackers installed for increased power generation
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