Solar-Konzept planning 800 MW of unsubsidized solar in southern Italy – pv magazine International

Solar-Konzept planning 800 MW of unsubsidized solar in southern Italy – pv magazine International

The German project developer’s pipeline consists of solar plants with land and grid-connection approval across Apulia and Basilicata. Some of the projects are planned in the province of Brindisi, which already hosts several solar parks which have stirred strong resistance from local authorities and civil associations.

German solar project developer Solar-Konzept is planning several unsubsidized solar parks with a total generation capacity of 800 MW across the southern Italian regions of Apulia and Basilicata.

Managing director Nikolaus von Einem told pv magazine land and grid connection approvals were already secured for all the projects.

Solar-Konzept Italia was only founded in May and swiftly applied to the municipal authority of Brindisi, in southern Apulia, for six solar projects with capacities of 16-98 MW and a total output of 300 MW.

“All of these projects are currently being reviewed for environmental impact assessment and a final decision should be taken in early 2020,” said Von Einem. “We hope to obtain final authorizations by the end of 2020 and build the power plants between 2021 and 2022.” Total investment for the facilities is estimated at around €180 million.

Seeking power deals

Solar-Konzept has applied for environmental impact assessments related to three 20 MW solar parks near Melfi, in neighboring Basilicata, and a 20 MW facility near Taranto in Apulia plus, by Christmas, “another 140 MW, set to be located…

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