Photovoltaic Power Plant in Montalto di Castro (Phase I & II)

Technical assistance for the construction of the Photovoltaic Power Plant in two phases
Sector Energy (Buildings, Energy and Industry)
CountryItaly (Europe)

Description

The photovoltaic power plant “Montalto di Castro”, about 100 kilometers north-west from Rome, has an annual yield of about 40,000 MWh. It is so far the largest Photovoltaic power plant in Italy. 80,000 modules spaced about an area of 80 hectares harvest the solar power. To optimize the solar yield, modules are tracking the sun. 36 SMA Sunny Central 630HE inverters are feeding the electric current with their integrated medium-voltage transformer into the public grid. The extended input voltage range makes Sunny Central inverters attractive for flexible system design. The near-shore location of the plant is not a problem either: a special aeration system protects the components from corrosion by the salt-laden air. The carbon emissions saved due to the plant: +70.000 tons/year.

Activity

Eptisa carried out the Phase I of the investment, providing technical assistance in the construction stage of the photovoltaic power plant of 45MW. The total surface of the plant constructed during this phase was of 170ha.

Eptisa carried out the Phase II of the investment, providing technical assistance in the construction stage of the photovoltaic power plant of 9 Mw. The total surface of the plant constructed during this phase was of 22ha.

Activities included:

  • Site Management and Supervision
  • Contractors coordination
  • Interpretation and implementation of the Project on site
  • “As built” drawings