Last week, Enel Green Power (EGP) has inaugurated two photovoltaic plants in Italy with a total installed capacity of 12.6 MW. The new photovoltaic plant in Canaro, in the province of Rovigo, having a capacity of 6 MW, will be able to generate over 7 million kWh of electricity per year.
The solar power plant will avoid the emission of almost 5,000 metric tons of CO2 , as well as save more than 82,000 tons of oil annually.
Italy’s already existing 6.6 MW Serre Persano (Salerno) power plant had been attached to the Italian electricity grid since 1993, and it was the Enel Group’s first PV plant with an initial capacity of 3.3 MW. Serre Persano was for many years Europe’s largest solar power plant.
After a complete modernization, it is expected to produce about 9 million kWh per year, equivalent to the annual consumption of 3,000 households and saving around 4,500 metric tons of CO2 emissions annually.
“Enel Green Power is continuing to expand in the solar sector. The challenge now is to continue to introduce innovation and technological capabilities, EGP currently being the leader in integrating photovoltaic systems and in the other technologies that make up our generation mix. A mix which is unique in the world of renewables thanks to the use of all its technologies as well as the presence in several countries,” said Francesco Starace, CEO.
Enel Green Power is about to complete the installation of solar energy systems on the CIS roofs – Interporto Campano in Nola (Napoli). With an installed capacity of 25 MW, it will be Europe’s largest rooftop photovoltaic system that uses thin film technology.