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ABB wins $50 million solar order in Italy

Technology will help generate and integrate power from new PV plant

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ABB develops solar plant in Italy. (Getty Images)
ABB develops solar plant in Italy. (Getty Images)

Power and automation company ABB has won a $50m order from Phenix Renewables to deliver a 24MW PV solar power plant in Lazio, central Italy.

Once connected to the grid, the Phenix solar plant will supply up to 35 gigawatt hours of electricity a year, and the company is to be responsible for the design, engineering, erection, civil works and commissioning of the plant.

Based on single-axis trackers, which precisely follow the position of the sun to position PV panels at the best angle for maximum energy production, the plant will also include a 150kV substation equipped with the latest monitoring and control system to facilitate reliable and efficient integration of the electrical power generated by the solar panels into the grid.

“ABB technologies are playing a key role in facilitating both the generation and integration of renewable energies into our power grids,” said Peter Leupp, head of ABB’s Power Systems division. “Efficiency, reliability, and minimising the impact of electric power generation on our climate are key drivers in this project. Solar power has an important role to play in our future energy mix.”
 

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