Enel opens up crowd-funded Italian solar plant

Mar 24, 2023 05:01 PM ET
  • Ribbon reduced at 17MW Malvezzi Solar Park after on-line project
Enel opens up crowd-funded Italian solar plant
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Enel Green Power's Malvezzi Solar Park, the initial photovoltaic or pv power plant created with the active participation of the regional community, is currently functional.

The site in Poggio Renatico, Ferrara, Italy, was attained thanks to the online crowdfunding initiative "Scelta Rinnovabile" (Renewable Choice) promoted by Enel.

The opening ceremony of the plant, which will support the nation's energy shift with a capacity of around 17MW, was participated in by President of the Emilia-Romagna Regional Government Stefano Bonaccini, director of Italy at Enel Nicola Lanzetta, and also mayor of Poggio Renatico Daniele Garuti.

The solar farm was built on about 22 hectares and consists of greater than 30,000 modules. It will certainly produce about 25GWh yearly, taking 11,000 tones of CO2 out of the environment.

Released in October 2021 and also focused on getting local communities associated with creating green power in the locations where new renewable energy plants are being constructed, the Scelta Rinnovabile program has actually drawn in enormous assistance, with multitudes of Poggio Renatico residents taking part in on-line fundraising. Those that took part were originally asked to choose how much they wished to invest as well as benefited from a rate of return on funding plus payment of invested funding. The fundraising project to construct the site was later reached all Italian residents, causing the target being met in hours.

" If it holds true that renewable resource will be of crucial value for our communities in the future, after that we should begin spending heavily currently," claimed Stefano Bonaccini.

" We, the Emilia-Romagna Regional Government, are working with this, and also today's effort reveals that effective cooperation in between the general public as well as economic sectors can be attained in this area too. In this case, the added value is the active involvement of the residents of Poggio Renatico, which makes this project all the more valuable and also essential."

Nicola Lanzetta included: "The raising use of renewables is a calculated bar for Italy's freedom and also power safety, along with benefitting the atmosphere and the cities.

" We have a tangible example of this below in Poggio Renatico, via the Scelta Rinnovabile effort, residents had the opportunity to proactively contribute to the construction of the new plant and to figure in the energy transition."

" The continuous dilemma has challenged us to resolve our power requires," claimed Mayor Garuti. "We recognized that we needed to focus on creating energy from renewable resources without more hesitation, as well as we were pleased to support Enel Green Power's solar park project, which will enhance a location that had already been assigned to production activities. The Scelta Responsabile campaign was effectively received and also extremely valued by our community, in addition to showing that locals are proud to be part of this project that integrates energy demands and also environmental management."v

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