Amazon orders solar roof from Italian firm

Picture courtesy of Enerray.
Picture courtesy of Enerray.

Solar developer Enerray has announced the completion of the design and installation of a 965kWp rooftop solar PV system at Amazon’s new Italian logistics centre.

The centre, based in Passo Corese, central Italy, will reportedly use the system to power operations for 20 years.

Enerray claim that the solar (PV) rooftop system, built using 3,200 monocrystalline solar modules, will deliver a return on investment for the distribution giant within 5.5 years.

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.

Michele Scandellari, CEO of Seci Energia holding, Enerray’s parent company, said: “It’s an important acknowledgment of Italian professionalism and of our company in the PV sector.

“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”.

Enerray project that Amazon’s solar  PV system should generate an annual return rate, after 20 years, equal to 11.4%, for a discounted net value exceeding almost £7.3million.