Montalto di Castro Photovoltaic Power Station

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Montalto di Castro
Montalto di Castro Photovoltaic Power Station is located in Italy
Montalto di Castro Photovoltaic Power Station
Location of Montalto di Castro
Country Italy
Location Montalto di Castro
Coordinates 42°21′36″N 11°31′19″E / 42.36000°N 11.52194°E / 42.36000; 11.52194Coordinates: 42°21′36″N 11°31′19″E / 42.36000°N 11.52194°E / 42.36000; 11.52194
Status Operational
Commission date November 2009, December 2010
Solar farm
Type Flat-panel PV
Site area 166 ha (1.7 km2)
Power generation
Units operational 276,156
Nameplate capacity 84.23 MW (DC)[1]
Capacity factor 19%
Annual generation 140

The Montalto di Castro photovoltaic power station is a photovoltaic power station at Montalto di Castro in Viterbo province, Italy. The project was developed by the independent developer SunRay that was later acquired by SunPower. The park is the largest PV project in Italy, and among the largest worldwide.

The project was built in several phases. The first phase with a total capacity of 24 MW was connected in late 2009. It uses SunPower solar panels as well as its tracker systems.[1] The second phase (8 MW AC) was commissioned in 2010, and the third and fourth phases, totaling 44 MW (AC), were completed in December 2010, totaling 276,156 305W modules.[2]

In December 2010 SunPower has completed the sale of Montalto di Castro solar park to a consortium of international investors. SunPower designed and built the solar power plant and will provide ongoing operations and maintenance services for the new owners.[3]

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