Sharp and Enel Green Power Begin Operation of Solar Power Plants at Five Sites in Italy
POWER ENGINEERING - Sharp Corporation and Enel Green Power announce that their joint venture company, Enel Green Power & Sharp Solar Energy S.r.l. began new operations at the end of March 2012 at solar power plants at five sites in Italy with a total capacity of 14.4 MW.
These five solar power plants use thin-film solar cell modules manufactured by 3Sun S.r.l., an equal joint venture of Sharp, EGP, and ST Microelectronics(3) established for the integrated production of thin-film solar cells which began operations in December 2011. The total installed capacity of solar cells at the five locations is approximately 14.4 MW, and the annual power generation is projected to be 19.5 million kWh, equivalent to the annual energy consumption of approximately 7,200 typical Italian households. This will help reduce annual carbon dioxide emissions by approximately 10,000 tons.