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 Enel's 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 21MW. 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 3Sun's Catania factory. 3Sun is an equal joint venture between EGP, Sharp and STMicroelectronics. The photovoltaic panels have been installed on a plot of Italian Army's land assigned to EGP in November 2011 following a tender held by Difesa Servizi SpA.