SunPower and Solar Ventures will build three solar power plants in the Piedmont region of Italy under a new agreement.

Totaling 11.1MW over 30 hectares, the farms are one of the largest solar power developments in the region.

Work on the plants will begin this month and is expected to be completed by the end of the 2010.

SunPower will mount standard-efficiency solar panels including SunPower Serengeti panels on fixed-tilt, ground-mounted systems.