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Solar thermal magazine Martifier Solar Completes Rooftop Solar Installation in Italy

September, 2013. Martifer Solar, a subsidiary of Martifer SGPS, has just concluded a rooftop solar installation for the fashion brand DiffusioneTessile, a subsidiary of Max Mara Group.

Solar thermal magazine Martifier Solar Completes Rooftop Solar Installation in Italy

The multi-section plant has a combined capacity of 862.25 kW and is installed on the rooftops of its industrial unit of Cavriago, province of Reggio Emilia, Emilia Romagna region. The company was responsible for the engineering, procurement and construction of the project, and will be in charge of the Operation and Maintenance services.

The photovoltaic plant is characterized by a rather complex layout of the surfaces divided in three sections, totaling more than 3.400 polycrystalline modules of Italian production (EL.ITAL.). With a production capacity of 1.060 MWh/year, the installation will produce the equivalent to the consumption of about 900 inhabitants and will avoid approximately 700 tons of CO2 emissions per year.

According to Valerio Senatore, General Manager of Martifer Solar in Italy, “This experience is significant in order to confirm the company’s ability to operate successfully and efficiently in the industrial segment. The installation was completed in a very short period of time, in spite of the adverse weather conditions during the summer, thanks to the strong daily cooperation between all parties involved. We are proud to work together with an Italian group of undisputed worldwide prestige, with whom we hope to cooperate again in the future.”

The plant will benefit from the incentives of the “QuintoContoEnergia” (feed-in tariff systems according to the GSE Register), with the bonus integration linked to the European supply of at least 60% of the components.

“The project is part of a process of attention to the environmental issues that in the last years, for example, has led us to a constant supply of hydropower energy, to which we can now add other renewable sources such as the solar one. The collaboration with Martifer Solar has proved to be successful, allowing us to reach our goal with the quality and timing that we had pre-established”, says Antonio Farini, CEOof DiffusioneTessile.

During this month, Martifer Solar has also concluded a 195.00 kW installation for Flexpackaging on the rooftop of its industrial unit in Cava de Tirreni, province of Salerno, Campania region. With the inclusion of these two projects, Martifer Solar has already installed 55 MW of solar energy in Italy, where it has been present since 2008.


Martifer Solar is present all over the world, focusing on Project Development, EPC, O&M and the distribution of PV modules and components, via its subsidiary MPrime.

The company is based in Portugal and has presence in Europe (Spain, Italy, Greece, Belgium, France, Czech Republic, Slovakia, United Kingdom, Germany, Romania and Ukraine), North and Latin America (United States, Canada, Mexico, Chile, Brazil and Ecuador), Africa (Cape Verde, Mozambique and South Africa) and Asia (India, United Arab Emirates, Singapore and Japan).

In 2012, Martifer Solar’s revenues reached 230.8 million euros and, to date, the company has implemented more than 400 MW of photovoltaic solar energy worldwide. Martifer Solar is part of the Martifer Group, a multinational industrial group with around 3,000 employees focused on metallic constructions and solar energy. Martifer SGPS, SA is the holding company of the Group and has been listed on Euronext Lisbon since June 2007. LEARN MORE AT WWW.MARTIFERSOLAR.COM


DiffusioneTessileS.r.l., a company established in 1982, is part of the Max Mara Fashion Group, one of the largest groups at a worldwide level for the high-end women’s clothing and is delegated to the proper management of the inventories of fabric and clothing of the companies belonging to the group.

The factory outlets of DiffusioneTessileare large shops with no-brand items at very attractive prices: currently there are 21 opened stores, nineteen of which are located throughout the Italian territory and two are abroad.

Since 2001 DiffusioneTessile has also an e-commerce website.



Flex Packaging AL S.p.a., works in the flexible packaging field made by flexographic press. It produces both reels of material suitable for wrapping machines and bags for subsequent packaging. It operates both directly and through its own sales network, on a national level with a growing presence also in the foreign markets.


Solar thermal magazine Martifier Solar Completes Rooftop Solar Installation in Italy

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