Solyndra, a manufacturer of cylindrical photovoltaic (PV) systems for commercial rooftops, and Enerqos, a supplier of solar systems and plants, have completed a 200kWp project for Nova Coop, a distribution chain in the Piedmont region of Italy.

A rooftop installation in Villa Dossola in the Vibo Valencia province of Italy was connected at end of April and represents the first phase of a multi-store installation project.

Clemens Jargon, managing director of Solyndra in Europe, said: “Nova Coop is showing strong leadership and demonstrating their commitment to the environment by utilizing unused roof-top space to generate solar energy.

“We are pleased to be working with the Enerqos Group to implement our unique solar technology on what will ultimately be more than 15 Nova Coop distribution centers in Italy.”

Enerqos has implemented the Solyndra system through its Industrial Roof Business Unit and with the help of local partner, PhotoVoltaic Systems.

The Solyndra panels use thin-film technology and cylindrical modules, which capture sunlight across a 360-degree photovoltaic surface capable of directly converting, diffusing and reflecting sunlight into electricity.