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11 October 2012

Soitec completes delivery of 5MW of CPV systems to Italy

Soitec of Bernin, France has completed delivery on a total of 5MW of its Concentrix concentrating photovoltaic (CPV) systems (of which 3.3MWp was recognized as revenue in second-quarter 2012) to seven solar power plants throughout Italy. This follows Soitec’s announcement in June that it had completed construction of a solar facility in the Catania province in Sicily. These system deliveries to multiple customers expand Soitec’s solar system installations to more than 10MW worldwide.

“Our proven CPV technology provides the highest power-generating efficiency, making it a perfect match for Italy’s solar initiatives,” claims José Beriot, VP solar projects development of Soitec’s Solar Energy division. “With Soitec’s high-quality modules being very well received in Italy and with our office in Rome providing direct customer support and developing new business opportunities, we are building momentum in the growing Italian market for renewable-energy solutions,” he adds. 

“We are committed to have a competitive offering in Italy and we are currently looking into integrating more and more local content,” Bériot says. “Soitec’s industrial manufacturing capacity and supply chain in Europe, with its fully automated solar-module factory in Freiburg, Germany, has proven to be a reliable and flexible infrastructure to ensure competitiveness and security of supply in Europe.”

Soitec claims that its CPV technology combines the industry’s highest power-generating efficiency of up to 30% with low installation and maintenance costs, making it the most cost-efficient solution for high-volume power generation in regions such as Italy with high direct normal irradiation (DNI). Using high-performance optics, high-efficiency cells and precise tracking to maximize power generation, the CPV systems deliver advantages not available with other solar technology approaches, the firm adds. Each system produces a high, constant power output curve to match peak-load demands – a key performance need for power utilities.

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