Steag to build 17-MWp solar park in Italy for KGAL

Solar farm. Source: STEAG GmbH.

January 26 (Renewables Now) - The Italian unit of STEAG Solar Energy Solutions GmbH (SENS) is getting ready to build a 17-MWp solar farm on the site of a former quarry in the northern region of Emilia Romagna for investor KGAL, it was announced today.

SENS Italia, which will act as both project developer and engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) partner, expects to begin construction of the facility in Montecchio Emilia this quarter.

Upon completion at the end of the year, the site will have the capacity to produce around 25 million kWh of electricity annually. For it, SENS was awarded a subsidised tariff in an auction held by the Italian government.

The two partners in this project have already worked together on several occasions, not only in Italy but also in Spain. According to Steag, the latest project was initiated in just four weeks from the first meeting to the conclusion of the contract with KGAL.

In the next few years, SENS expects to build some 60 MWp of solar plants in surrounding districts and regions.

“With this project pipeline, we are getting closer and closer to the establishment of the first gigawatt of capacity in Italy,” said Sarah Herresthal, managing director of SENS Italia, adding that the firm has set a goal to build another 3 GWp across Italy by 2025.

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