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Sanyo completes large HIT tracking solar plant

What could be the world's largest HIT (Heterojunction with Intrinsic Thin layer) tracking solar project, with an overall system size of 7.56 MW, has been completed in Torre Santa Susanna, Italy.

The plant consists of 32,202 Sanyo HIT-235HDE4 solar photovoltaic (PV) modules with solar trackers to optimise the power output.

The investment volume of the solar PV park amounts to €40 million. An unidentified investor has purchased the project and will operate the facility, which is expected to generate 13.3 GWh annually, for 20 years.

The solar plant was constructed by a consortium led by Deutsche Bank’s Asset Finance and Leasing Renewable Energy Division. Construction was completed in December 2010 and the solar plant connected to the grid in April 2011.

Deutsche Bank’s responsibilities included handling the project development and securing the solar plant’s equity and debt financing. Unicredit Leasing financed the turnkey project.

The solar PV power plant was jointly built by CIET srl (construction and integration), Ideematec (supplier and installer of the tracking system) and Arcadis.

Energie & Solar Technik (technical management) and dean Solar (commercial management) manage the solar park. EST was also the general contractor during the construction phase.

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