Milan to get World’s Largest Rooftop Solar Array
Milan, the fashion capital of the world will soon be home to the world’s largest rooftop solar array. This structure will be build for the Milan Trade Center and is reported to stretch across 2.9 million-square-foot. This 18-MW solar array is expected to surpass the current record holder, the 12-MW array on the General Motors factory in Zaragoza, Spain.
This massive structure is expected to be complete by 2010 for a whopping $97-111 million. After completion, the developer will rent the system for the Milan Trade Fare, allowing them to market and sell the electricity produced. The Milan Trade Fair will take control over the plant after 20 years. There is no word on the actual date of construction, but 7 contractors have already bid for the project. The winners will be announced in September.