PV power plant Lequile I

The Lequile I plant has a peak capacity of 996.71 kilowatts peak (kWp). It is connected to the local 20 kV medium-voltage grid belonging to Italian electricity supplier ENEL with highly efficient SMA inverters. The grid connection point is close to the photovoltaic park, which was installed on what was previously unused land. Easements ensure that the cables required for connection can be laid over third-party property. We have also secured all other rights and authorisation to build power plants, such as planning permission and leases for the land.

Installed modules

The photovoltaic modules used in the plant are supplied by the Austrian company KIOTO Photovoltaics GmbH in St. Veit an der Glan. Manufactured to the highest quality standards, they have a nominal power of 205 Wp (watts peak) per module. The KIOTO photovoltaic modules are certified to IEC 61215:2005 IP 65 by TÜV Rheinland (German product testing agency) and thus meet the world’s most stringent test standards for photovoltaic products.

Power plant operation

Operation specialists ENcome Energy Performance are responsible for organising and running the power plant. In order to keep a constant check on the photovoltaic power plant, we installed a 24/7 monitoring system which sends all the plant’s performance parameters online to the control station in Klagenfurt. This enables the operator to detect even the slightest deviation and take the necessary corrective action immediately.


Country: Italy, Region: Apulia, Nearest town: Lecce
Previously unused land
Connected to local ENEL electricity grid
GPS coordinates for Lequile I: 40°15’11.42″N, 18°8’43.72″E


Polycrystalline modules
SMA inverters
Fixed installation
ENEL approved transformers
+Fencing, cameras and 24/7 alarm system

Total nominal power

996,71 kWp

Electricity yield

1.490 kWh/kWp

Land contract

21 (+10) year lease

EPC contractor

KPV Solar GmbH



Product warranty: 12 years on modules, 5 years on inverters and mountings. Efficiency warranty: 25 years on KIOTO modules with annual degradation to at least 80% after 25 years.


April 2011

Total nominal power in kWp

Electricity yield in kWh/kWp


Current Performance


Today production


Total production