GreenGo headquartered in Bologna, has announced the attainment of the First Single Authorisation (AU) for an 8.5 MW advanced agrovoltaic plant in the Catania province of Sicily, marking a significant milestone for the company.
The Soparita project, situated in the municipality of Vizzini, Catania province, Sicily, boasts a nominal capacity of 8.5 MW and stands as the inaugural plant entirely developed and managed by GreenGo as an Independent Power Producer (IPP). Notably, it represents one of the pioneering instances of advanced agrivoltaics in Italy.
GreenGo has already established a track record of 250 MW in authorized projects, encompassing both issued permits and successfully concluded authorisation procedures at the Services Conference (Conferenza dei Servizi). This includes 8 photovoltaic plants and a stand-alone Battery Energy Storage System (BESS) plant.
In addition to the announced 8.5 MW plant, an extra 156 MW of solar power projects have obtained positive Environmental Impact Assessments (EIAs) and are slated to reach Ready to Build (RTB) status in the first half of 2024.
Fabio Amico, Business Development Director and Board Member of GreenGo, expressed anticipation for this milestone, stating, “We have been waiting for this moment with trepidation. We were among the first to believe in advanced agrivoltaics, proposing the first projects with tracking systems at a height of more than two metres above ground level as early as 2021 to allow for the widest compatibility with agricultural production. Today, thanks to the final approval of the PNRR's Call for Proposals for advanced agri-voltaics by the EU, we have gained an interesting competitive advantage on our RTB Ready to Build projects.”