Enel Green Power begins on 86-MW solar project in Italy
- Enel Green Power, the renewables arm of Italian utility group Enel SpA (BIT: ENEL), has started works to develop a 86-MW solar farm in the Piedmont region, north-west Italy.
The brand-new facility will certainly occupy some 130 hectares (321 acres) of land adjacent to Enel's former Galileo Ferraris nuclear power plant in the district of Trino, the group said on Friday. The solar farm will certainly include near 160,000 modules.
Also part of the project is a 25-MW electrochemical energy storage space system that Enel Green Power means to set up at the site to offer secondary services to the grid.
As soon as up and running, the solar farm will can creating around 130 GWh annually. According to Enel, it will be one of the biggest solar power plants in North Italy.
" A critical project for the area has actually lastly seen the light of day. It is quite an exceptional accomplishment, especially provided the current energy dilemma," commented Daniele Pane, the mayor of Trino. "The beginning of construction comes regardless of all the red tape involved with authorization processes, which unfortunately is the norm in our country but that we really hope that the Italian federal government will have the ability to do something around."