Polesine III

The Polesine III greenfield solar park is located in the Italian province of Parma, some 80 km south of Milan. It was connected to the Italian power grid after completion in September 2011.

The facility uses around 16,680 First Solar modules, and converters from SMA. The location in Italy is ideal for solar energy production because of its solar radiation levels of over 1,400 kWh/m². A comprehensive operations and maintenance plan was drawn up with Gehrlicher Solar AG.

Long-term project financing was arranged for the project. HSH Nordbank provided a commercial loan, and a low interest loan from KfW development bank reduced the capital costs due to the favorable credit conditions.

Technical data

  • Type Greenfield, fixed structure
  • Power 1.293 kWp
  • Energy Yield 1.643.053 kWh/p.a.
  • Module type Thinfilm, First Solar (FS 277)
  • Inverter SMA (SC630CP)
  • Operation start 07.09.11