SOLARIG, a company based in Spain that incorporated about four years ago, just began construction of eight photovoltaic parks in Italy this month. The parks will provide 8 MW of energy in total. Over the next few months, it plans to construct photovoltaic projects producing 30 MW throughout different regions of Italy.
But this is just the beginning. SOLARIG has a more global vision.
SOLARIG is essentially launching its “international development plan” with these Italian projects. It intends to continue by further penetrating the world’s major solar markets — in Italy, the United States, Korea, China, Greece, and Bulgaria. The company already has an international presence, but is looking to greatly expand on that.
SOLARIG has subsidiary companies in California, Malta, Italy, Greece, Bulgaria, and South Korea (and offices in France and China). It also manages international PV projects with a capacity of about 750 MW in total in the United States, France, the Czech Republic, Bulgaria, Korea, Italy, Greece, and some emerging markets. However, these Italian projects are the first it is constructing outside of Spain.
In Italy, the new PV parks the company is building include seven parks in the region of Puglia and one in the Piedmont region. Six parks in the Puglia region will be on fixed structures (providing 0.99 MWp) and one will use “double-axis solar tracking technology” (providing 0.68 MWp). The remaining park in the Piedmont region will also be built on fixed structures (providing about 1.5 MWp).
The new parks are intended to be connected to the grid in December 2009, providing up to 2,700 households with electricity and, thus, reducing CO2 emissions by over 5,000 tons.
SOLARIG gets all of its equipment from its subsidiary company in Malta and manufactures its monocrystalline silicon cells and modules in China. It is on all ends of the solar energy process.
Keep your eye on SOLARIG in the years to come. It may become a major global player in the solar marketplace.
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