Environment

Thanks to the energy generated by our plants from renewable sources, each year we avoid producing roughly 86 thousand tons of CO2. The energy produced thanks to 95 MWp installed power in our 18 plants amounts to the energy required for the annual consumption of 120 thousand people.
The policies governing environmental protection are constantly at the centre of our attention.
The design and development of renewable energy plants takes into account environmental concerns from an early stage, in order to reduce land consumption and optimally integrate the project within the surrounding vegetation landscape. In designing a photovoltaic power plant in a rural context, we use pad foundations so as to reduce soil impermeabilisation and preserve natural cycles.

Access to power plants is guaranteed by a network of existing farm roads, with the routes often paved with draining materials. The modules are positioned according to the area’s orographic features, through installations arranged in curvy lines. These solutions are designed to minimise the impact on the natural and agricultural environments.
By suitably spacing the rows of photovoltaic modules, grass growth and the terrain’s degree of permeability and exposure to sunlight can thus be preserved; moreover, impact on the ground is minimised, enabling local fauna to move freely and without hindering the growth of spontaneous vegetation. In addition, to help the movement of local fauna and avoid blocking any fauna corridors, the plant perimeter fences are installed a few centimetres above the ground leaving adequate free space for movement.

We undertake maintenance of green areas in a scheduled manner, during spring and summer, by cutting the grass to prevent potential fires, without the aid of chemical herbicides.
Developing shrubs and trees are safeguarded along most of the fencing, so that they can offer shelter to the local microfauna and preserve their ecological function.
Plants are carefully positioned according to the features of the landscape, taking into account the presence of lone trees and without leaving any outer portions of terrain uncultivated.

We also dedicate considerable attention to waste recovery, particularity with regard to exhausted photovoltaic panels. To this aim, the company maintains relations with the major consortiums specialised in the reuse of photovoltaic panels.
We pursue the objectives of the Kyoto Protocol by promoting the reduction and improvement of the environmental impact of the company’s activities. We implement the best available technologies to constantly sustain the development of our activities, by enhancing the role of ecological resources and preserving natural resources – such as water, soil and air – for future generations.