Private Rooftop Magliano Sabina II

Site Overview
LocationMagliano Sabina, Italy
Coordinates42.39° N, 12.50° E
Average global irradiance1,440kWh/m2/yr
Average temperature13.7 °C, 56.7 °F
Average precipitation930 mm/yr, 36.6 in/yr
Technical Overview
Date onstreamDecember 2011
System capacity5.8 kWp
Panel typeSF145-L (145 W)
Number of installed panels40
Tilt angle, orientation18°, -90° E/ +90° W/ 0° S
Expected output6,380 kWh/yr
Total CO2reduction3,592 kg/yr, 7,919 lbs/yr
InverterPower One 6.0 OUTD
Financing Bank
Private Investment

IRFTS is a French specialist for roof integrated systems and has developed the EASY ROOF overlapping mounting system for quick and easy installation of PV systems. Through continuous development and adaptation, IRFTS has set a goal to make new PV mounting systems for a wide range of prospective customers. The system is suitable for any roof shape, even with old, irregular or deformed roofs.

This 5.8 kWp rooftop installation with Solar Frontier´s CIS thin-film modules was installed on a private rooftop in Magliano Sabina, Italy, by using the IRFTS EASY ROOF overlapping mounting system. This residential installation was connected to the grid in December 2011. In total, 40 CIS modules were installed on three sides of the hipped roof: eight modules on the east side and 16 modules each on the west and south sides of the roof. The special feature of the French EASY ROOF system is the quick and easy installation: two workers needed about one day to install. The private rooftop installation is expected to produce more than 6,300 kWh of electricity annually and thus save over 3,500 kg of CO2 per year.

The challenges of this system were the east-/west-orientation of the roof and a low tilt angle of only 18 degrees. Thanks to the good low-light behavior of CIS thin-film modules from Solar Frontier, even under these conditions, this system is expected to generate higher output compared to crystalline silicon modules.