Iberdrola selects IB Vogt to build 245MW solar plant in Italy

The plant will generate 400 gigawatt-hours (GWh) of clean energy, which is enough to power 140,000 homes.

Iberdrola, a Spanish energy company, has selected German engineering firm IB Vogt to build Italy’s 245MW Fenix solar project.

Already one of the country’s largest photovoltaic installations, the project has the potential to grow by another 60MW, to 305MW.

The Fenix project is scheduled to begin in March 2024. It will come with 424,638 photovoltaic modules.

It is expected to generate 400GWh of clean energy per year while preventing the release of 119,000 tonnes of CO2 into the atmosphere.

The project will generate enough energy to supply 140,000 households.

Iberdrola Renewables Italy country manager Valerio Faccenda stated: “This is a further step in Iberdrola’s growth in Italy.

“The company has undoubtedly laid a solid foundation to achieve the 2030 and 2035 targets, with a 100% renewable portfolio of more than 115 wind, photovoltaic and storage projects in advanced stages of development with a total capacity of 5GW.”

The project will be significant given that Italy has only 60 plants with capacities greater than 10MW. The average size of these projects is 26MW.

In January 2024, Iberdrola announced plans to install six battery energy storage systems (BESS) with a total capacity of 150MW across Spain, including Castilla y León, Extremadura, Castilla La Mancha, and Andalusia.

Each of the six batteries will have a power output of 25MW and a storage capacity of 50 MWh.

The projects are intended to facilitate the integration of renewable energy into the national grid.

Source Iberdrola

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