ABB has secured a $50m order from Phenix Renewables to construct a 24MW photovoltaic solar power plant in Lazio, Italy.

The Swiss engineering company will be responsible for the design, engineering, erection, civil works and commissioning of the plant.

The company said that the solar plant will supply up to 35GWh of electricity a year, which is expected to check over 25,000 tons of CO2 emissions, equivalent to the annual emission of over 10,000 European cars.

The plant is based on single-axis trackers, which precisely follow the position of the sun to position PV panels at the best angle for maximum energy production.

The company will also construct a 150kV substation equipped with the latest monitoring and control system to facilitate reliable and efficient integration of the electrical power generated by the solar panels into the grid.

The PV panels will be supplied by the Norwegian company Renewable Energy Corp in consortium with ABB.