EDP Comercial announced on Monday that it had been chosen to install five solar plants to supply electricity to glassmaker Verallia’s factories in Italy, with an installed capacity of 15 megawatt peak (MWp), the largest contract of its kind in a single country.
“Verallia, a European leader in the production of glass containers for food and beverages, has chosen EDP Comercial to install five photovoltaic plants to supply renewable electricity to company factories in Italy,” the Portuguese company announced in a statement.
According to EDP, the five plants will have a total installed capacity of 15MWp, “which makes this the largest contract so far announced by EDP in a single country for installing solar plants”.
The electric company also estimates that this partnership’s production of clean energy could reach 16 gigawatt hours (GWh) annually.
The project includes constructing plants in the Italian regions of Verona, Savona, Mantua and Vicenza, with around 28,000 solar panels in total.
“The first park to be installed will be supplying renewable energy to Verallia already at the beginning of next year,” EDP advanced.
Together with Enertel, the solar company it acquired last year, EDP Comercial has more than 70 MWp contracted in Italy.