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Siemens Sets Sights On 15 Photovoltaic Plants

Posted on September 1, 2011

Siemens Energy has received new orders for the turnkey construction of 15 photovoltaic plants with a combined capacity of 25 MW. Six solar power plants will be constructed in Italy in the Marche, Lazio, Umbria and Puglia regions for multiple customers. After commissioning in summer 2011, the combined rating of 16.7 MW will provide about 6700 Italian households with power, Siemens said.

In addition, Siemens will serve as the general contractor, erecting nine photovoltaic plants in the overseas department of France, Martinique and Guadeloupe. The customer is Sun Development, a company specializing in PV plants development and operation. The plants, which have a combined capacity of 8 MW, are scheduled to go online end of the year. The plants have the capability to provide power to about 3200 households on the islands, according to Siemens.

As the general contractor, Siemens is responsible for the turnkey construction, engineering and project management of the photovoltaic plants. The scope of supply for Siemens includes the full range of Siemens components, such as inverters and medium-voltage equipment, as well as monitoring and control systems. For the solar power plants in Martinique and Guadeloupe, Siemens will also deliver service and maintenance.

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