10 September 2010
AES Sole Italia S.r.l. has chosen Schneider Electric as the main Engineering, Procurement and Construction (EPC) contractor for the construction, operation and maintenance of a solar energy project in the Puglia region in Italy.
The photovoltaic (PV) power plant will have a yearly power output of 56 gigawatt hours (GWh), which corresponds to the requirements of a town of 40,000 inhabitants, without the 28,000 tons of carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions an equivalent fossil fuel-fired power plant would produce. With a total power of 43 megawatts (MW) peak, the park will consist of 600,000 solar panels over 250 acres.
Schneider Electric will implement an integrated, end-to-end solution including: engineering studies, project & construction management; supply and erection of mechanical structures; inverter substations and grid connection substations; general monitoring system for the power plant; fencing, access control, video surveillance; operation and maintenance services. Schneider Electric will also act as the sole contact for plant management for AES Sole Italia.