Enel turns sod on 170MW Italian agrivoltaic project

Mar 23, 2023 06:40 PM ET
  • Plant will make use of bifacial modules on trackers as well as borage and also fodder will be grown in between the module rows
Enel turns sod on 170MW Italian agrivoltaic project
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Enel Green Power has begun construction of a 170MW agrivoltaic solar project.

The designer said it will the largest solar plant in Italy in addition to the country's largest agrivoltaic plant, completely incorporated with the agricultural market in Tarquinia, in the province of Viterbo, Latium.

The site will certainly utilize bifacial photovoltaic or pv modules-- with technology making it possible for solar energy to be soaked up on both the front and also rear surfaces-- which will certainly be mounted on trackers to boost the production of renewable resource.

This agrivoltaic solar farm will certainly be built in an area possessed by a neighborhood company that will certainly be dealing with Enel Green Power on incorporating agricultural tasks at the plant.

Especially, fodder as well as borage will certainly be grown in uninhabited locations between the rows of photovoltaic panels and in the buffer zones of above power lines, while olive trees will be planted around the boundary.

Salvatore Bernabei, CEO of Enel Green Power, claimed: "The solar plant we are integrating in Tarquinia reveals that a boost in using renewable energy can be harmoniously incorporated with agricultural tasks.

" In fact, this plant will flawlessly integrate with the town and also will organize crops, causing a positive effect on the setting, economic climate and local area, in addition to helping to reduce Italy's energy dependence."

The business associated with the building of the plant are from Latium, the majority of them based in the province of Viterbo, and also approximately around 330 people will be utilized over an estimated construction period of 13 months.



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