EDP unit hired to install 15 MWp of distributed solar in Italy
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Portuguese electric utility group EDP Energias de Portugal SA (ELI:EDP) said on Monday that its subsidiary had secured a contract to install 15 MWp of distributed solar power plants for a customer in Italy.
According to the announcement, French glass containers maker Verallia SAS (EPA:VRLA) hired EDP Comercial to assemble five solar PV arrays in several regions of Italy to secure a supply of power for its factories in the country.
The project will take EDP Comercial to Verona, Savona, Mantua and Vicenza. The firm’s team will install around 28,000 solar panels in total, which are expected to produce some 16 GWh per year for Verallia’s facilities.
The first solar power system will start supplying electricity to Verallia at the start of 2023, EDP said.
EDP Comercial has been growing contracted solar capacity in the Italian market since 2020, the parent company highlights. In early 2021, the subsidiary acquired Italian solar self-consumption solutions company Enertel. Together, Enertel and EDP Comercial now have more than 70 MWp of contracted solar capacity in Italy.
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