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Clean Energy for 30,000 Families in Marsala, Sicily

Multinationals and clean energy giants are investing millions in Sicily due to its abundant sunshine, despite water shortages affecting farmers. In Marsala’s Nasco district, a 41-hectare agrivoltaic plant named “Anguillara” generates 90,000 MWh of electricity annually, enough for 30,000 families. The project combines clean energy production with agriculture, with plans for environmental mitigation and urban redevelopment.



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If on the one hand there is a lack of water and the drought is putting farmers in serious difficulty , on the other the luck of the Sicilians is to have sunshine almost every day. That is why the island has become an attractive land for multinationals and clean energy giants who have invested – and continue to do so – millions of euros in plants in the Sicilian countryside.

In the Trapani area, in the Nasco district of Marsala, a 41 hectare agrivoltaic plant was created, with a total installed power of 50.92 mW capable of generating 90,000 MWh of electricity per year, capable of satisfying the need for 30 thousand families. It is called “Anguillara” and it was built by the Italian company “Recurrent energy”, controlled by the Canadian company “Canadian solar”, with an investment of over 50 million euros.

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The works at the plant that will produce clean energy began in 2018 and completed a few months ago

This new field is part of the 4 that the “Recurrent energy” company has in operation in the Trapani area, for a total of 170 hectares. The peculiarity of the system is that the production of clean energy is combined with agriculture, with panels mounted 2 meters high. The land was purchased by the company and was uncultivated at the time of sale.

“The project involves the implementation of extensive environmental mitigation works, both in internal and perimeter plant areas,” explained Filippo Ricci, country manager Italy of “Canadian solar”. All around the expanse of photovoltaic panels olive trees, medicinal plants and fruit trees will be planted. “70% of the hectares will be dedicated to cultivation,” assured Ricci. On April 9th, the mayor of Marsala Massimo Grillo and the regional deputy Stefano Pellegrino were also present at the ribbon cutting.

“Recurrent Energy” has ensured that, in agreement with the Municipality, it will contribute to the creation of environmental and territorial compensation works worth over 2.5 million. The first intervention will be the urban and environmental redevelopment of the waterfront on the Mediterranean seafront in the city.


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