Upsolar Unveils Sicily's Largest Solrif Mounted System

Partnership with mondoPower Srl yields 1 MW PV installation

TREVISO – October 25, 2012 - Upsolar, a leading international provider of solar PV modules, today announced the completion of Sicily's largest PV system integrating Schweizer Solrif® frames. Completed in partnership with local engineering, procurement and construction firm Ferplant Srl, a subsidiary of mondoPower Srl, the 1 MW project will generate electricity for agricultural facilities in Portopalo di Capopassero, Sicily.


The project is comprised of four rooftop arrays featuring UP-S190M monocrystalline Upsolar modules with Solrif frames. Solrif mounting is a building integrated PV (BIPV) solution featuring sections that interlock horizontally to simplify system installation and maintenance through individual module removal and replacement.

Solrif-framed Upsolar modules are certified by the International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC) and can be easily integrated into Italy's varying infrastructure. Installations featuring these modules are recognized by Gestore Servizi Elettrici as an innovative integrated system and qualify for the highest feed-in tariff rates under both the Fourth and Fifth Conto Energia.

"The combination of Upsolar's top quality modules and Solrif's innovative design enabled us to streamline an otherwise complex set of rooftop PV systems and complete our installation in record time," said Emanuele Buscaglione, CEO of mondoPower Srl. "Additionally, the product qualifies the systems for the strongest available government incentives, further accelerating the return on investment."

Upsolar was one of the first module providers to integrate the Solrif frame, offering the product since 2010.

"The Italian market is one of the most promising regions for renewable energy growth across Europe, and the success of our Solrif-framed modules in the country speaks volumes to the product's system-enhancing capabilities," said Anne Torricelli, Senior Europe Sales Manager at Upsolar. "Coupled with our 25-year Reinforced Module Warranty and PowerCLIP coverage through PowerGuard Specialty Insurance Services, Upsolar's strong partnerships and unparalleled reliability allows installers and end-users to take full advantage of Italy's solar potential."

About Upsolar

Upsolar is a leading international solar module developer and producer, offering the solar industry's best quality / price ratio in the global PV market. With vertically integrated, diversified manufacturing platforms, as well as an R&D-supported quality control management system, Upsolar produces high quality, reliable solar modules backed by a world-class warranty, at competitive prices. Headquartered in Shanghai, Upsolar has offices throughout Asia, Europe and North America to support an international customer-base, providing on-site technical support, customer service and product development teams. For more information, visit www.upsolar.com.

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About Ernst Schweizer AG

Ernst Schweizer AG is a leading metal manufacturing company, offering a wide range of products to the building industry. For decades, it has been acting according to the principles of sustainable management: for its customers, its employees and the environment. Its innovative products and its efficient, standardized, process-oriented workflows allow the company to offer an attractive price-performance ratio, while a modern management structure puts strong collaboration and empowerment of employees at the center of the company's corporate structure. For more information, visit www.schweizer-metallbau.ch.

About mondoPower

mondoPower S.r.l. is an Italian company specialized in renewable energy. mondoPower designs and develops systems for the generation of energy from renewable sources through its subsidiary Ferplant S.r.l. Ferplant has a vast experience in the renewable energy sector thanks to the activities carried out by companies within the group and the number of clients they worked for throughout the years. For more information, visit www.mondopower.it.

Connect with mondoPower on LinkedIn: http://www.linkedin.com/company/mondopower

Media Contacts

Lucy Chen
PR and Communication Specialist, Upsolar
+33 1 83 62 02 05
lucy.chen@upsolar.com

Kimberly Setliff
Antenna Group for Upsolar
+1 415-977-1942
upsolar@antennagroup.com

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