February 10 (Renewables Now) - Italian oil and gas major Eni SpA (BIT:ENI) on Monday said its 31-MW solar farm in Sardinia, Italy, is now operational.
The facility is the biggest solar park built as part of Eni's Italy-wide initiative for the development of renewable energy projects in repurposed industrial areas. The solar farm, located in Porto Torres, is built on land owned by Eni Rewind, the group's environmental company. It is the second solar farm developed by Eni in Sardinia, after the project in the Assemini industrial area in Cagliari.
The solar park will produce 50 GWh of power annually, of which users connected to the network of Versalis, Eni's chemicals subsidiary, will consume about 70%.
The latest project brings Eni's installed solar capacity to over 80 MW.