Mainz Solar completes first solar power plant in Italy

The 200kWp installation on the rooftop of a manufacturing site of Schott Italvetro in Borgo a Mozzano went online at the beginning of January 2012. It will generate around 240,000kWh of green electricity each year with the help of 851 modules from Schott Solar. With this project, Schott Solar AG relied on its wealth of experience in developing, building and putting into operation photovoltaic plants that feature its own photovoltaic modules.

The facility's previous roof contained asbestos and was replaced by a metal plate structure including Schott Solar modules that are now producing environmentally-friendly electricity. Expansion of the plant by an additional 600 to 700kWp is already planned in 2012. Bernhard Gross, managing director of Schott Italvetro, said: "The Schott Solar project offers two advantages for Borgo a Mozzano: on the one hand, this long-term investment will benefit the site. On the other, we are based in an incredibly scenic area where people place particular importance on using resources wisely. This project combines these two aspects in an ideal manner." As the two Managing Directors of Mainz Solar, Stephan Krome and Burkhard Söhngen, put it: "This pioneer project in Borgo a Mozzano will also have a signal effect for our foreign business. In addition to our plans to expand the Schott Italvetro plant, we are currently reviewing other projects abroad. In this case, we would place particular importance on working with experienced partners in a reliable environment."

Quelle: Mainz Solar/