Together, the two fully operational plants will produce around 19 million kilowatt-hours.
Rome, April 17th, 2012 Enel Green Power has put two new photovoltaic plants into operation in Sicily. The Catania1 and Rosolini plants will together produce around 19 million kilowatt hours, equivalent to the energy consumed by over 7,000 families.
The Catania1 photovoltaic plant has been built in the Malaventano district of the municipality of Catania. With an installed capacity of 10 MW, the fully operational plant will be able to produce around 16 million kilowatt hours a year, avoiding emissions of some 8,000 tonnes of CO2 into the air per year.
The Rosolini plant has an installed capacity of 2 MW, with an expected annual output of over 3 million kilowatt hours per year, avoiding annual emissions of over 1,500 tonnes of CO2.
In this way, Enel Green Power continues to increase its photovoltaic capacity in Italy, as well as in other countries. In the United States, in particular, the Italian renewables company has built the worlds first hybrid power plant, which combines the continuous generation capacity of binary-cycle, medium-enthalpy geothermal power with the peak capacity of solar power, adding 26 MW of installed photovoltaic capacity to the geothermal plant already present at Stillwater, Nevada.
In Italy, recent milestones include the start of production during the last few days of March at five new plants built by ESSE the equal share joint venture between the Italian world leader in renewable energy and the Japanese partner, Sharp achieving a total installed photovoltaic capacity of 20 MW.