Inauguration of Italy’s largest photovoltaic module factory
On July 8, 2011, the on schedule inauguration of an innovative thin-film solar cell production including trigeneration energy center has been celebrated in Catania/Sicily. 3 SUN, the investing company, is a joint venture of Enel Green Power, Sharp Co. and STMicroelectronics. In order to start production as quickly as possible, an existing semiconductor fabrication facility with an area of about 100,000 square meters has been converted. The initial solar panel production capacity will be 160 MW per year and could be increased to 480 MW per year in the future.
GPMS GmbH was responsible for the overall planning and project control for design, procurement, construction and start up of the plant.