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Delta Energie Residential Installation, Viareggio

Europe Residential

  • Location:Viareggio, Italy
  • Date onstream:2009-05
  • System Capacity:1.1 kWp

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Fabiano Pallonetto
General Manager
Delta Energie

Torre del Lago is a typical Tuscany place. Solar Frontier’s CIS modules are the perfect solution in order to respect the landscape and the traditional historical architecture, thus creating a better environment through the implementation of an economical and ecological solar energy solution.

Site Overview

Coordinates 43.87° N, 10.25° E
Average Temperature 15.1 °C, 59.2 °F
Average Precipitation 960 mm/yr 37.8 in/yr

Technical Overview

Panel Type SC75-EX-A (75 W)
Number of panels installed 15
Panel angle and Orientation 17°, 40° SW
Output 3,045 kWh (May 09 - Sep 11)
CO2 reduction 1,532 kg/yr, Inverter
Inverter SMA Sunny Boy 1100-IT

Delta Energie, Viareggio

An excellent example of economic solar power generation also under challenging architectural conditions – thanks to Solar Frontier CIS modules' outstanding shading tolerance.

The Novelli PV project, located in the town of Viareggio, is a private rooftop installation with a 1.12 kWp system capacity. It was installed by the Italian PV specialist Delta Energie, a leading solar consultancy, design and installation company focused on the Tuscany region.


This private house is located between Versilia and the Apuane mountains, a green area of pinewood in the Torre del Lago Puccini village, where the famous composer Giacomo Puccini was born. Since this region is part of the "Parco Regionale di San Rossore e di Massarosa," Delta Energie decided to install Solar Frontier’s CIS modules. The CIS modules' uniformly black appearance allowed the installation to be in harmony with the landscape and the area’s typical Tuscany architecture, while also respecting the park's regulations


An additional important advantage of Solar Frontier’s CIS modules that convinced Delta Energie and the house owner, is their high shadow tolerance. Combined with careful planning on the part of skilled photovoltaic engineers, they provide the highest possible output. The shading of nearby obstacles, as in this case, the two chimneys, can be predicted in the course of each day in the year. Thus, optimal module orientation and string layout can be calculated, in order to keep the shading losses to an absolute minimum. In this way, engineer Giuseppe Rega could solve the shadowing problems and enable the PV installation to fully satisfy the energy needs of the Novelli house.

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