SIG Chooses Giulio Barbieri to Supply PV Carports at Geneva Headquarters

Oct 09, 2012, 02:00 ET from Giulio Barbieri Spa

FERRARA, Italy, October 9, 2012 /PRNewswire/ --

Swiss Electricty Provider SIG Working with Sunergic and Italian Company Giulio Barbieri

Holding company SIG, the provider for Swiss electricity, water and gas, has appointed Sunergic S.A. to manage the photovoltaic covering of the carpark at their Geneva headquarters. Italian company Giulio Barbieri S.p.A will provide the whole carport system.

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Following a call to tender, the highest-quality standards have been achieved for the project: aluminium carports, CE-certified for covering around 120 car spaces and PV modules by SunPower, ensuring the best performance (total installed power 400 kW), elegance and the highest efficiency come from the unique style of Italian design married with the reliability of American technology.

Giulio Barbieri and SunPower, the brands selected and appointed for this important project, will be underlining the already existing synergy between the two companies. Several months ago, an agreement between the Italian carports manufacturing company and the American modules manufacturer, for launching into the market customized PV carports for the residential market, was officially released to the media.

"The whole system has been set up in record time: only one month from the beginning of its construction the plant was already operating," affirms Giulio Barbieri, owner of company Giulio Barbieri, after visiting the building yard. "Such great results have been achieved thanks to our 'Energy Parking' carports, which are equipped with special cement ballasts to avoid any kind of foundation work."

Mr. Fromaget, Project Manager and Co-ordinator, continues: "The very simple and fast installation of the whole carport system allowed us to comply with the contractual deadlines and to start up the plant in the given time schedule!"

Nico Lugt, Managing Director and CEO of company Sunergic, states: "We are confident we have been appointed as contractor thanks to the innovative technical solution offered by Giulio Barbieri, which allows for the possibility to adapt into the carport any brand and size of PV module. Last but not least, the care of design, even in the accessories (such as the internal protection ceiling), are perfectly water-tight: it's the details that make the difference!"

SOURCE Giulio Barbieri Spa