European Energy to Develop Italy's Most significant Solar Farm with 250 MW Capacity

May 29, 2023 11:32 AM ET
  • The huge solar power park will certainly come up in the municipality of Vizzini near Catania in Sicily that can supply power to 130,000 households.
  • The project additionally includes a thorough reforestation and also biodiversity program covering 200 hectares of land.

A developer and operator of renewable energy, European Energy has actually revealed that it has actually gotten the structure permit to develop a big solar energy park in the municipality of Vizzini near Catania in Sicily that will certainly have a capacity of 250 MW.

European Energy claimed that as soon as functional, the plant will generate renewable resource equivalent to the intake of 130,000 households. By displacing using fossil fuels, this initiative will conserve roughly 165,000 tons of CO2 yearly as the company reinforces its commitment to Italy's eco-friendly energy shift.

" Italy is a key country as well as market for European Energy, as well as authorization for this project stands for an important turning point for our firm. We have at a number of occasions proven that we can rolling-out large-scale renewable energy projects in Italy, and also we expect providing one more crucial solar farm to the benefit of the Italian community," stated Knud Erik Andersen, CEO, European Energy.

European Energy has actually already built several solar farms in Italy, including the 130 MW Troia-project in the Apulia area of Italy.

The 250 MW Sicily solar project has a strong focus on the sustainability of the land that is made use of. Along with renewable resource manufacturing, the project consists of a detailed reforestation and biodiversity program covering 200 hectares of land.

Based on European Energy Sicily has remarkable high solar radiation as well as incorporated with the application of sophisticated photovoltaic or pv technologies, the renewable resource manufacturing on the offered surface area will certainly be make the most of.

" With this authorization, we take an additional progression in our strategic course in Italy, where we will certainly continue to buy renewable energy projects, mainly wind as well as solar, always connected to programs for the healing of the cultural fabric or the development of the natural heritage of the territory where we build," commented, Alessandro Migliorini, Country Manager, European Energy Italia.

Environmental Actions

Key actions consist of plants as well as fauna repair, growing of native Mediterranean maquis types such as Downy Oak, Cork Oak, Holm Oak, Flowering Ash, Field Elm, Olive Tree, Carob Tree, as well as Lentiscus, as well as the protection of Natura 2000 areas. In addition, procedures will be required to battle desertification via the building of water drainage trenches that enhance the water table and reduce surface runoff.

The current set up solar power capacity of Italy loafs 24 GW. Most of the solar power installments are in Apulia as well as Lombardy areas. Italy has set its solar power target for 2030 at 50 GW.

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