Enerray Delivers Solar Rooftop To Amazon
Global turnkey solar developer and O&M provider Enerray has designed and installed a 965 kWp rooftop PV system to the global e-commerce giant, at its new logistics center in Passo Corese, central Italy. The clean electricity produced at the site will be used to power the facility’s operations, delivering an impressive annual rate of return over 20 years of 11.4%.
Enerray has completed a photovoltaic (PV) system on the rooftop of a logistics center operated by the US-headquartered global e-commerce giant, located in Passo Corese, in Italy’s Rieti province.
The PV system has a capacity of 964 kWp. It utilizes 3,200 monocrystalline solar modules. All the energy produced by the solar array will be consumed onsite, delivering a return on investment in only 5.5 years.
The global e-commerce giant, chose Rieti province to build the new logistic center to supply customers in southern and central Italy. The next-generation multilevel structure is well suited to PV deployment, allowing for high levels of self-consumption of electricity produced by a solar array during daylight hours.
Engineering 2K was selected as general contractor on the logistics center construction project. Engineering 2K then chose Enerray to develop the major photovoltaic system on rooftop, based on Enerray’s expertise in commercial and industrial (C&I) solar projects, and the high level of innovation displayed by the company’s experienced solar team.
“It’s an important acknowledgment of Italian professionalism and of our company in the PV sector - said Michele Scandellari, CEO of Seci Energia holding, Enerray’s parent company. “The logistics center located in Rieti province is the result of massive investments in innovation and technology made by this global e-commerce giant, and we are so proud to be seen as the Italian company up to this challenging task".
The new logistic center in Rieti province covers 160,000 square meters, 8,500 square meters of which is dedicated to offices. The rooftop photovoltaic system covers a 5,230 square meters area.
The financial returns on the PV project are particularly impressive, indicating the strong outlook for C&I solar installations in Italy in the future. The PV plant should generate an annual return rate, after 20 years, equal to 11.4%, for a discounted net value of over €8.3 million.