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Germany's STEAG, KGAL to build 440 MW of solar in Sicily

Solar system in southern Italy. Author: Richard Allaway. License: Creative Commons, Attribution 2.0 Generic.

December 10 (Renewables Now) - STEAG Solar Energy Solutions (SENS) and investment company KGAL Investment Management GmbH last week agreed to partner in the installation of up to 440 MW of solar capacity in Sicily, Italy.

As part of the joint venture project, six solar farms will be built across the provinces of Palermo and Trapani. SENS, part of German energy provider STEAG Group, is to start constructing the first section at the end of 2020, with all solar systems expected to be connected to the grid by the end of 2021, according to the statement.

Once completed, the parks will produce renewable power for more than 350,000 households.

This is the biggest project to date for SENS, previously known as GILDEMEISTER energy solutions.

"Italy, Spain and Germany will be the three most important European markets for SENS in 2020. We see enormous potential here - and not just from our own developments," managing director Andre Kremer said.

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