The installation will cover approximately two million square feet and has a surface area of 183,000 square meters.

This project brings together a team of photovoltaic solutions providers. The system will be designed and built by Clairvoyant Energy, Veolia Environnement and the government of Aragon, and will utilize United Solar Ovonic’s thin film flexible solar laminates and Satcon’s PowerGate Plus 500kW inverters. The electricity generated from this facility will be sold to Spanish power utility, Endesa.

The photovoltaic (PV) system will be operational by the end of September 2008 and is comprised of roughly 85,000 thin film solar panels that will be connected to Satcon PowerGate Plus inverters. Once fully operationally, the solar installation will generate 10MW of peak power output and 15.1 million kWh of power annually.

Steve Rhoades, president and CEO of Satcon, said: The GM project clearly demonstrates the global trend toward larger, utility scale installations. As the largest rooftop system in the world, Zaragoza showcases the future of distributed power production. Satcon is honored to be a member of this world class team delivering on GM’s goal of producing reliable and efficient energy.