By Sacramento Business Journal

The third in a series of 1-megawatt solar power plants designed and built for customers in Italy by Premier Power Renewable Energy Inc. has been connected to the Italian power grid.

The solar project is one of several being developed by El Dorado Hills-based Premier Power for customers in Italy. Its shares (OTCBB: PPRW) gained 15 cents â¿¿ or 10.7 percent â¿¿ to $1.55 in heavier-than-average trading Tuesday.

⿿The experience we⿿ve obtained from these projects has been invaluable,⿝ Premier Power chief executive officer Dean Marks said in a news release.

San Giorgio Jonico, a 1-megawatt power plant connect to a 20-kilovolt medium voltage Ente Nazionale per lâ¿¿Energia eLettrica line, is the third in a series of similar projects that Premier Power has connected to the Italian power grid this year.

Ente Nazionale per lâ¿¿Energia eLettrica, also known as Enel SpA, is Italyâ¿¿s largest power company, providing more than 40,000 megawatts of power to serve more than 32 million customers.

Premier Power designs, engineers and builds solar power systems for commercial, government and utility markets in the United States, Spain and Italy. To produce electricity at San Giorgio Jonico, silicon modules fabricated by Canadian Solar (Nasdaq: CSIQ) and inverters built by Power One (Nasdaq: PWER) were selected.

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