Lightsource bp Obtains Solar Projects Totalling 156 MWp in Italy

May 11, 2021 07:10 PM ET
  • Lightsource bp in Italy remains to enhance its utility range solar portfolio by getting 3 projects from Horizon Firm, a trusted programmer specialized in solar, totalling 156MWp throughout the country.

2 of the projects are based in Sicily, in a reduced solar plant massification density location, in the province of Agrigento: the Canicattì project (40.9 MWp) as well as the Torre di Mastro project (58.2 MWp). The 3rd project, Manfredonia (57.4 MWp), based in Apulia, will certainly be developed as an Agri-PV with the objective of virtuously integrating agriculture as well as renewable resource. These projects cast light upon the two areas' strategic roles for the growth of RES in accordance with the national goals of energy production and also decarbonisation.

Horizon Firm's experience has been instrumental in identifying as well as picking solar project websites that can be developed sensibly to safeguard neighborhood environments and proceed farming methods. Lightsource bp has actually also participated in an exclusivity contract with Horizon Firm to obtain an added 130MWp of solar projects and also aims to finish this purchase in the next couple of months. Likewise, for these projects, the companies will certainly discover the possible benefits of including an energy storage system. In addition to maximising clean energy manufacturing this can also assist sustain the island's electrical energy grid infrastructure.

This newest partnership with Horizon Firm brings Lightsource bp's Italian solar development pipe to over 1.5 GWp, supplying a substantial payment to the country's lasting dedication to achieve internet no discharges by 2050. These 3 projects are anticipated to get to ready-to-build standing in 2022.

These solar developments are anticipated to stay in area for over three decades and address several of the vital obstacles around the decarbonisation procedure. Actually, as the Minister of Ecological Transition, Roberto Cingolani, has stressed numerous times, that the strong improvement of RES stands for one of the columns to get to the enthusiastic European as well as nationwide renewable resource development goals.

Pollinator and Agri-PV chances produce extra income for the farming market

Lightsource bp has more than ten years' experience in managing solar websites, their in-- house team have actually developed dual-land usage initiatives such as enhancing pollinator environments, farming, meadow management for pet feed and grazing of small livestock and will certainly seek to carry out these activities throughout its solar advancements in Italy.

As an example, in Apulia, the entire land area of the Manfredonia solar project (104 hectares) will certainly provide both prompt and long-term possibilities to increase biodiversity and also produce varied earnings for regional country organizations. Initially, enhanced pollinator environments and also bee farming will certainly be developed within the very first 5 years. On the long term, 3700 olive trees will be grown around the site boundary for collecting and various other neighborhood economic chances. Lightsource bp will certainly function carefully in collaboration with farming area groups as well as participants to develop these extra features of the solar project gradually.

Regional economic growth and also job creation

Lightsource bp means to spend 105 million euros locally via these projects, which likewise includes purchase of local services and also the production of 1300 green jobs in building, land management, agricultural tasks, as well as design. Through the collaboration with Horizon Firm, opportunities for training and also abilities advancement for younger generations are additionally being checked out.

Giovanni Mascari, In-Country lead for Italy at Lightsource bp, comments:

" We obtained this portfolio from Horizon Firm due to the fact that these projects have actually been sensitively planned around neighborhood eco-friendly and heritage worths. We intend to build on this great to show that solar projects can develop chances to meet environment goals whilst attending to regional financial growth and also allowing diversification of earnings for the agriculture field. We expect functioning carefully with local authorities as well as farming specialists to additional develop our prepare for these projects."

Christian Chiaruzzi as well as Agostino Costantino, Partners and also Directors at Horizon Firm:

" We strongly think that moving to a reduced carbon economic climate which integrates farming and renewable energy is a reliable method to accomplish the joint goals of the ecological transition and also decarbonisation.

We are really happy to partner with Lightsource bp in the development of these projects. In the last ten years, we have actually completely devoted our personal as well as expert resources, leveraging on the expertise of our business, to shape a better and cleaner economic situation. We are really pleased to add to a much more lasting world for future generations, by integrating renewable energy, rural economy as well as environmental management."

Lightsource bp has been proactively operating in Italy since 2018, and also most lately in February 2021 revealed its regional project advancement pipe got to 1.2 GW via a Sicilian procurement.

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