Bielefeld. a+f GmbH, a GILDEMEISTER group company, has concluded a further major order for a total value of 12 million Euro. For the first time the “SunCarrier“ are to be supplied to Italy. In taking this step, GILDEMEISTER is now entering the Italian solar market.
In the Apulia region in southern Italy, solar parks will be constructed with total output of about two megawatts. The Italian version of the “SunCarrier” (about 250 square meters large) can supply 18 four-people households with electricity – at an average consumption of about 3,500 kWh per year.
Up to now a+f has mainly installed its modern solar parks in southern Spain, however, orders are now increasingly being received from Italy and Greece. In addition, the Würzburg company is developing further new products. The most recently developed product will be the “SkyCarrier“ and will be presented next year. It is an innovative carrier system that has been specially developed for countries close to the equator and thus meets additional geographically-determined requirements for optimum solar radiation. A prototype of the “SkyCarrier“ is currently installed at the test area in Würzburg.
GILDEMEISTER is increasingly benefiting from the fast-growing business area of solar technology. Due to the fast-paced development, a new solar center of competence with up to 100 modern workspaces has been constructed at the Würzburg location; the grand opening is on 23 January 2009.
The Executive Board