Enel Green Power has begun building of an Italian photovoltaic power plant with a capability of round 170 MW that’s absolutely built-in with the agricultural sector within the space, particularly Tarquinia, within the province of Viterbo, Latium.
Once absolutely operational, the plant is predicted to generate round 280 GWh per 12 months on common – the beginning of building additionally marks the start of a venture which, as soon as full, will permit the corporate to keep away from the annual emission of round 130,000 tons of CO2 into the environment in addition to saving roughly 26 million cubic meters of gasoline per 12 months.
This signifies that fossil gas might be absolutely changed by domestically produced renewable energy that may meet the energy wants of roughly 111,000 households in a sustainable approach.
The plant will leverage on bifacial photovoltaic modules – with know-how enabling solar energy to be absorbed on each the entrance and rear surfaces – which might be mounted on sun-tracking constructions so as to maximize the manufacturing of renewable energy.
This agrivoltaic solar farm might be inbuilt an space owned by an area firm that might be working with Enel Green Power on integrating agricultural actions on the plant. Specifically, fodder and borage might be grown in vacant areas between the rows of solar panels and within the buffer zones of overhead power strains, whereas olive timber might be planted across the perimeter.
“The solar plant we are building in Tarquinia shows that an increase in the use of renewable energy can be harmoniously combined with agricultural activities,” says Salvatore Bernabei, CEO of Enel Green Power. “In fact, this plant will seamlessly integrate with the local area and will host crops, resulting in a positive impact on the environment, the economy and the local area, as well as helping to reduce Italy’s energy dependency.”
The firms concerned within the building are from Latium, with most primarily based within the province of Viterbo. Upwards of 330 individuals might be employed over an estimated building interval of 13 months.