Largest PV stations in Italy

Top biggest solar photovoltaic power stations in Italy.

(Updated 27 June 2021)

Solar power stations, PV farms 2021 in Italy

Name Location State Capacity MWp or MWAC (*) Annual Output GWh Land Size km² On grid Remarks Developer

Troia solar farm

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Apulia

103

   

2020

Located in Apulia (near Foggia) built by European Energy. Section A: 63 MW operating since November 2019. Entitled to receive feed-in-tariffs for 20 years under the 5th Conto Energia.- Section B: 40 MW in grid parity completed in June 2020 - Section C: A total of 18,5 MW in grid parity to be finished by October 2020.

European Energy

Montalto di Castro Photovoltaic Power Station

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Montalto di Castro

84.2

140

166 ha

2010

 

SunRay

Rovigo Photovoltaic Power Plant

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San Bellino

70.6

 

85 ha

2010

 

SunEdison

Serenissima Solar Park

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Canaro

48

 

150 ha

2011

 

BNP Clean Energy Partners

Cellino San Marco Solar Park

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Cellino San Marco

43

56

101 ha

2010

 

AES Solar Energy

Alfonsine Solar Park

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Alfonsine

36.2

 

65 ha

2010

   

Sant'Alberto Solar Park

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Sant'Alberto

34.6

42

71 ha

2010

   

Su-Scioffu Greenhouse PV Park

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Sardinia

20.0

26

10 ha

2011

 

EPC GES Global Energy Services

Anguillara PV power plant

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Lazio

15

   

2010

 

SunPower

Priolo PV power plant

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Sicily

13.5

   

2010

 

EDF Renewables

Loreo PV power plant

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Veneto

12.6

   

2010

 

EDF Renewables

Craco PV power plant

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Basilicata

12

   

2010

   

Manzano PV power plant

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Friuli-Venezia Giulia

11

 

32 ha

2010

 

IBC Solar

Gamascia PV power plant

   

9.7

   

2010

   

Ragusa PV power plant

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Sicily

8.4

   

2010

   

Solar power in Italy

Italy has endorsed solar power efficiently through government incentives; joined hands with Spain and Germany to enter into the world of unparalleled, thriving solar power during the first ten years of the new century.  In July 2005, It launched "Conto Energia" a program to facilitate the development of renewable energy. However, the years 2009-2013 saw a roughly 15-fold increase in installed photovoltaic (PV) nameplate capacity, with 2012's year-end capacity of over sixteen gigawatts ranking second, first was of course Germany. Undoubtedly leaving behind other leading rivals at that time for instance Japan, China, and the US. By 2017, Italy had built over 730 000 solar power plants with a total capacity of 19.7 GW, bringing the figure close to 8%. The capacity surpassed 20 GW in 2018, and the "National Energy Strategy," or SEN, announced in 2017 stated a goal of 50 GW by 2030.   Energy from the sun currently accounts for roughly 26% of all renewable energy in the United States.

The Troia Solar Farm

 European Energy has received a loan of 94,5 million from Natixis, a French financial services corporation, for its Apulian solar farms. The agreement marks the first time that a photovoltaic park in Italy has been financed without the aid of government subsidies. The Troia solar farm in Apulia (near Foggia) was connected to the grid in June after just one year of construction and stands today as the biggest solar farm in Italy. The new power plant will save more than 80,000 tons of CO2 emissions per year.

The financing operation is related to solar farms at a total of 121,5 MW in Apulia divided into three sections:

  • Section A: 63 MW operating since November 2019. Entitled to receive feed-in-tariffs for 20 years under the “5th Conto Energia”. 
  • Section B: A total of 40 Megawatt in grid parity will be accomplished by June 2020.
  • Section C: A total of 18,5 Megawatt will be completed by October 2020.

The Montalto di Castro photovoltaic power station

This is an 84.2 megawatt (MW) photovoltaic power plant situated in Montalto di Castro, Viterbo, Italy. SunRay, an independent developer who was eventually acquired by SunPower, developed the project. The park is Italy's largest PV project and one of Europe's largest.

This project was completed in numerous phases. In late 2009, the first phase, having a total capacity of 24 MWAC, was installed. It makes use of Sun power, solar panels, and tracker devices.   The second step (8 MW) was completed in 2010, whereas in the 3rd and 4th phase by December 2010, 44 MWAC were completed. The total number of solar modules was 276,156 and each module had 305 watts.

The Rovigo Photovoltaic Power Plant 

It is a 70.6 MW solar photovoltaic (PV) plant located 17 kilometers west of Rovigo in Northeast Italy. It covers an area of 85 hectares. The plant's construction began in March 2010 and was finished in November 2010 for a total cost of 276 million euros. It was Europe's biggest single-operating PV plant when it was completed. SunEdison developed the project, which is also known as the San Bellino PV power plant and Isolux Corsán built it. SunEdison sold the project to infrastructure investor First Reserve for US$382 million in October 2010, but it was still responsible for operating and maintaining it.

 

 

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