Italy: Commerical rooftop with Hanwha Q Cells solar modules and self-consumption has 90,000 € yearly cost savings

5/10/17, 11:00 AM -

Commercial and industrial rooftop solar systems with self-consumption show an attractive return of invest in Italy. A 500 kW system with Hanwha Q Cells solar modules at aluminium extrusion company Pasturi SRL has a payback period of only five years and huge energy cost saving potentials in the following years.

A 500 kW system with Hanwha Q Cells solar modules at aluminium extrusion company Pasturi SRL in Lombardy/Italy.
A 500 kW system with Hanwha Q Cells solar modules at aluminium extrusion company Pasturi SRL in Lombardy/Italy.

A 500kW solar system powers the production of high precision aluminium parts on the factory roof of Pasturi Srl in Lombardy, Italy. Hanwha Q Cells GmbH provided more than 8,000 high performance solar modules. The rooftop installation was constructed by SKY NRG SRL, a company experienced in realizing PV systems for different applications in Italy. The system unfolds over a rooftop area of over 10,000 square meters and is expected to produce around 600,000 kWh of clean electricity per year. The energy will be used exclusively to power Pasturi´s production facility for aluminium extrusion profiles.

Attractive industrial solar self-consumption

For commercial and industrial companies in Italy, it is economically attractive to use solar systems for self-consumption of the clean electricity to power their production facilities, enable cooling or other energy intensive activities. That way, the companies can largely disconnect from rising energy prices and substantially save on electricity cost in the long run. Additionally, a solar system improves the eco-balance and sustainability of the business.

Energy cost savings of 90,000 € yearly

The 500 kW installation in Lombardy is a strong evidence for that: Given the current average energy prices for companies in Italy of 0.15 €/kWh, the system is expected to amortize in only 5 years and after that realize energy cost savings of around 90,000 € per year with an upward potential due to the likely rise in electricity prices. One decisive factor to actually realize this potential in the future is to use high performance and high quality solar modules for the system, which are able to deliver high energy yields not only in the beginning, but also in the later stages of the systems operation.

“The solar system is an investment in a prosperous future of Pasturi, both economically and ecologically”, said, Gian Mario Pasturi, founder and owner of Pasturi Srl. (HCN)

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