FuturaSun, the Padua-based manufacturer of high-efficiency photovoltaic modules, has created a photovoltaic system for the CAREL Electronic Suzhou Co. production plant in China.
1016 550 Wp FuturaSun panels with a total installed power of 558 kWp and a production capacity of at least 504 MWh per year, thus covering 24% of industrial consumption, have been installed on the 6000 sqm roof of the industrial building. In terms of environmental benefits, it has been calculated that this plant will save no less than 13 thousand tons of CO2 emissions in 25 years.
CAREL has always embraced the concept of sustainable development and applied it to its entire production chain. The company is committed to reducing greenhouse gas emissions and incentivising the responsible use of energy resources, helping to fight climate change through its own production processes, while also identifying and developing increasingly sustainable products and services.
FuturaSun, which has always been aligned with the Veneto-based company’s goals and is currently building its new Gigafactory in none other than Suzhou, has designed a photovoltaic system featuring a special layout, custom assembly system and high-performance module to ensure maximum efficiency and clean energy production.
The module of choice is the monocrystalline FU 550M Silk® Plus, measuring 2279 x 1134, with a power of 550 Wp, created using 144 half-cut multi bus-bar PERC cells, based on 182 mm silicon wafers for high performance in commercial installations and large plants.
The Silk® Plus module provides multiple advantages:
- High efficiency, up to 21.28%;
- Optimisation of overall yield, with the module’s two-section configuration and the cell’s technology
- Less shadows and more light reflected on the cell, thanks to the cylindrical ribbon
- Lower risk of micro-cracks and hot-spots.
- 25-year performance warranty
Alessandro Barin, CEO of FuturaSun who has operated in Italy and China since the company’s inception, voices his satisfaction with the Padua-based company’s contribution in China:
“Italian excellence has a long tradition in the High-Tech district of Suzhou. CAREL, in the fields of refrigeration and air-conditioning, and FuturaSun, in photovoltaic energy production, are two global market leaders, second to none in China too. We are now proving that working together and mutual support in the face of global challenges is the way forward.”.
To seal this fruitful partnership, works will also soon begin in Brugine (Padua), for the construction of a 355 kWp FuturaSun photovoltaic rooftop system at the CAREL HQ
These renewable energy production projects are an example of how proactive team work contributes to the energy transition requiring global implementation.