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With more projects in the pipeline, Enviromena energises its first site in Italy

One of the UK’s leading clean energy solutions companies, Enviromena, has energised its first site in Italy.

The site in the town of Collepasso in the province of Lecce in the Apulia region in the south east, is one of two multi million pound solar farm projects that will be part of a pipeline of over 250MWp across Italy and Sardinia.

The other project near the town of Alliste is due to come on stream later in the summer and the two sites together are anticipated to generate a combined 4,000MWh of green energy per annum.

Crucially, the projects have been successfully registered for the FER 1 Decree incentive, introduced by the Italian government in 2019 to incentivise renewable energy projects installed on industrial graded land. They have both secured an attractive incentive tariff (per MWh generated) which is fixed for 20 years.

With offices in Rome, Enviromena has already received permission to build an additional 7MW project with further schemes expected to be consented later in 2023 and throughout 2024.

Gary Hales, Enviromena’s Chief Operating Officer, said: “We are delighted to see that our site at Collepasso has been energised with the one at Alliste following close behind. These sites are tremendously important for us because they not only represent Enviromena’s first projects in Italy but also demonstrate our capability and commitment to continuing the expansion of Enviromena’s presence into the broader European market.”

He added: “The Apulia sites form a small part of Enviromena’s much larger 250MW Italian pipeline of solar projects and I am proud of our team and our partners’ demonstrated ability to deliver large scale renewable energy solutions across the European continent.”

Enviromena is one of the UK’s largest clean energy solutions companies and has more than 1.7 GW of active solar farms and battery energy storage systems in development and operation throughout the UK and Europe.