Malta is an ideal area for solar power generation, but like any island there are siting obstacles to overcome. With photovoltaic installations on the rise, in order for the country to meet its carbon neutrality quota, most of these installations are located on rooftops.
Concrete roofs on Gozo turned into solar power plants by Greenbuddies
Our team was in charge of installing the DC part of a photovoltaic power plant on the Maltese island of Gozo for our client MyEnergy. The project was spread over two roofs at different levels and had a capacity of 700 kWp. In two weeks, we installed a total of 1578 modules and 6 inverters, despite a number of days with strong winds typical of the area.
This project is spread over two roofs, one of which is the top of a water reservoir. Both of these surfaces were flat, which allowed a special type of concrete mounting system to be used. The support structures manufactured by the Italian company Sunballast have a 10° slope and do not require fixed fixing to the roof, saving a lot of time during the whole installation process. These support structures have a high wind resistance.
This was our second project in Malta. We believe that there are many opportunities to build more PV installations as the Maltese government has also issued projects to support installations with a total investment of over €26 million over the next 20 years. The country currently has a target of obtaining 11.5% of its energy from renewable sources, but hopes to surpass this figure.
We are delighted that our Greenbuddies team has helped add another renewable energy source to Malta.
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