BARACLIT SOLARLAB, ITALY
Canadian Solar Modules Power Baraclit’s 2.5 MW SolarLAB2.
Canadian Solar, in partnership with Energy Resources, has provided the modules used for SolarLAB2, an open-air solar laboratory intended to study the integration of photovoltaic technology for prefabricated roofing. Built by Baraclit, a leader in industrial and commercial prefabricated roofing, at its Headquarters in Bibbiena near Arezzo, SolarLAB2 is now one of Italy’s largest and most innovative roof-integrated photovoltaic installations.
Falling under Baraclit’s b.POWER division, the new solar laboratory is divided into 4 sections with a total peak capacity of 2.5 MWp and is able to produce 2,900,000 kWh of energy annually. The system, built on a total surface of 31,700 m² (with panels covering 17,000 m²) comprises more than 11,000 photovoltaic modules from Canadian Solar. Approximately 58% of the modules are made with polycrystalline cells and 42% with monocrystalline cells. These high-performance Canadian Solar modules recently achieved the top PVUSA rating (PTC) in California, USA.
"In tests carried out in our laboratories, the CS6P modules proved to be high-end performers and this was the determining factor for us in choosing Canadian Solar. Their excellent quality to price ratio also enables us to deliver the best product and value to our customers in the prefabricated roofing market" said Luca Bernardini, head of b.POWER Division and Marketing Manager at Baraclit.