Rome, July 1st, 2013 - Enel Green Power (EGP) has connected two new photovoltaic plants to its network, located in Serre Persano, in the province of Salerno, home of Enels first photovoltaic power plant, which has long been the largest in Europe and which was recently completely upgraded.
The two new photovoltaic plants in Borgo San Lazzaro and Spineto have a total installed capacity of around 21 MW. The operating plants will be able to generate approximately 30 million kWh per year, corresponding to the needs of 15 thousand households, thereby avoiding the emission of around 14 thousand tonnes of CO2 into the atmosphere each year.
Both plants have been built using thin-film panels manufactured at 3Suns Catania factory. 3Sun is an equal joint venture between EGP, Sharp and STMicroelectronics. The photovoltaic panels have been installed on a plot of Italian Armys land assigned to EGP in November 2011 following a tender held by Difesa Servizi SpA, the in-house company of the Italian Defence Ministry established in 2011 with the aim to value all military sector assets.
Enel Green Power is the Enel Group company fully dedicated to the development and management of renewable energy sources at the international level, with operations in Europe and the Americas. The company generated more than 25 billion kWh in 2012 from water, sun, wind and the Earths heat - enough to meet the energy needs of approximately 10 million households and avoid the emission of over 18 million tonnes of CO2 into the atmosphere. Enel Green Power is a world leader in the sector thanks to its well-balanced generation mix, providing generation volumes well over the sector average. The Company has an installed capacity of more than 8,000 MW from a mix of sources including wind, solar, hydroelectric, geothermal, and biomass. Currently, EGP has over 700 operational plants in 16 countries in Europe and the Americas.
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