Green light for huge Italian solar farm

May 26, 2023 11:37 AM ET
  • European Energy bags building permit for country's largest center

The building of the largest solar farm in Italy to day has actually gotten authorization from authorities in Sicily as European Energy sealed the building permit for the 250MW project.

When operational, the plant in the municipality of Vizzini, near Catania, will produce renewable energy matching to the consumption of 130,000 house as well as conserve approximately 165,000 tons of CO2 annually.

" Italy is a key nation and market for European Energy, and permission for this project represents a vital milestone for our firm," claimed European Energy chief executive Knud Erik Andersen.

" We have actually confirmed that we can rolling-out massive renewable resource projects in Italy, and eagerly anticipate supplying an additional essential solar farm for the advantage of the Italian neighborhood," he included.

European Energy has actually currently constructed numerous solar farms in Italy, consisting of the 130MW Troia project in Apulia-- which was the largest such site in the country when it was attached to the grid.

The Sicilian project has a strong focus on the sustainability of the land being utilized. In addition to renewable resource production, the center includes a thorough reforestation as well as biodiversity program covering 200 hectares. This campaign will certainly additionally improve the environmental kindness of the area and add to the support of biodiversity action.

The calculated option of Sicily as the project location is rooted in its growing value for renewable energy production, advancement, and also interconnection at both the national as well as global level. The area's outstanding high solar radiation combined with the utilization of advanced photovoltaic technologies will make the most of renewable resource manufacturing.

European Energy remains committed to utilizing one of the most cutting-edge technologies to maximize energy production. Presently, the project is evaluating numerous options, consisting of conventional solar systems, sun-tracking panels to raise energy return as well as agrivoltaic systems that incorporate electrical power manufacturing with valuable plant growing.

Country supervisor of European Energy Italia Alessandro Migliorini added: "With this permission, we take a further progression in our calculated path in Italy, where we will certainly continue to purchase renewable resource projects, generally wind as well as solar, always linked to programs for the recuperation of the cultural fabric or the development of the all-natural heritage of the territory where we construct."

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