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M+W Solar to set up photovoltaic power plant in southern Italy

M+W Solar to set up photovoltaic power plant in southern Italy

– Five megawatt output – Solar electricity for around 2,000 households

M+W Solar GmbH, a company of M+W Group, has received another order to engineer and construct a photovoltaic power plant in Italy. This turnkey required plant will have a maximum output of five megawatts (MWp) and be located in the area of Oria in the Apulia region of southern Italy. It is due to be connected to the national grid in 2011.

This future photovoltaic power plant will have an annual output of around 7,000 megawatt hours of electrical energy which will provide more than 2,000 households with environmentally friendly solar electricity. Compared with coal generated electricity, this will save around 6,500 tonnes of carbon dioxide emissions each year.

Around 23,000 multicrystalline photovoltaic modules will be needed over an area of nearly 110,000 square metres. Forty-two grid connected central inverters will convert DC electricity from the modules in to network compliant AC electricity.

Together with planning and construction, the order also requires that a variety of official permits and approvals are obtained, all of which are now in place. The property and project rights have been secured by M+W Group for 20 years.

About M+W Group ( M+W Group (until 2009: M+W Zander) is the leading global partner for engineering, construction and project management in the fields of Advanced Technology Facilities, the Life Science Industries, Energy & Environment Technologies and High-Tech Infrastructure. From concept development to turnkey services the company manages projects of all sizes ensuring flexibility, rapid realization and cost-effective completion. With its competence to link process technology, automation and complex facilities to integrated solutions M+W Group primarily focuses on leading electronics, life science, photovoltaic, chemical, automobile and communication companies, as well as research institutes and universities. M+W Group GmbH is the holding company with headquarters in Stuttgart, Germany. In 2009 M+W Group generated an order intake of 1.56 billion euros and revenues of 1.27 billion euros with a workforce of approximately 4380 employees.

M+W Group is owned by the Austrian Stumpf Group that is globally successful in the areas of High-Tech Engineering, Smart & Renewable Energy, Real Estate and Technology Investments.

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