Falck kicks off works on 9.7-MW agrivoltaic solar park in Italy

Construction work at Falck's agrivoltaic plant in Landolina, Scicli. Image by Falck (www.falckrenewables.com)

May 25 (Renewables Now) - Falck Renewables SpA (BIT:FKR) said on Tuesday it has commenced the construction of a 9.7-MW solar photovoltaic (PV) plant in Sicily.

The Landolina solar project, as it is named, is being built on a 22-hectare (54.3 acres) site in Scicli, Ragusa province, that has been left uncultivated for the last 20 years.

Scheduled to start operations around the end of the third quarter of 2022, the PV park should be capable of producing some 20 GWh of renewable energy, enough to meet the demand of approximately 5,000 households.

According to Falck, 17 hectares will be used for PV generation and crop cultivation, while the remaining five hectares will be solely used for planting.

The agricultural portion of Landolina will include fruit trees, medicinal herbs and polyphytic grass for grazing sheep, keeping bees and production of honey and hive products.

Landolina is part of Falck’s “Let’s grow energy!” crowdfunding initiative.

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