Our history

Our history

Producing value since 2010

VIRIDIS ENERGIA was set up in 2010 to launch a major industrial devedevelopment project in the  renewable energy sector.

2010

FOUNDATION

In June 2010 Viridis Energia Srl was founded, a joint venture between Echidna Spa and La.Gi. Energia 2006 Srl, with the ambitious aim of becoming a leading operator in the renewable energy sector.

2010

SYSTEM CONNECTION ROVIGO

On 23rd November 2010 the photovoltaic plant in Rovigo was connected to the National Electricity Grid. With an installed capacity of approximately 70.5MWp, it is the largest PV plant in Italy to date. Viridis joins the company with a minority share together with First Reserve, Partners Group and Sunedison.

2010

COMPLETION OF THE FIRST 5 PV PLANTS TOTALLING 5.0 MWP

Siemens SpA completes the first tranche of projects as EPC contractor for 5 plants totalling 5.0 MWp.

2011

CONNECTION OF A FURTHER 7 PV PLANTS TOTALLING 14.0 MWP

Siemens SpA completes the second tranche of projects as EPC contractor for 7 plants totalling 14.0 MWp.

2011

CONNECTION OF A FURTHER 3 PV PLANTS TOTALLING 3.0 MWP

Siemens SpA completes the third tranche of projects as EPC contractor for 3 plants totalling 3.0 MWp.

2011

START OF DEVELOPMENT PROJECT IN BIOENERGY

An important development plan is launched in the bioenergy sector and in particular in agricultural biogas

2011

PRESENTATION OF THE FIRST VBIO PROJECT

The first project for the construction of a biogas plant from the agricultural matrix is filed with the competent authorities

2012

AUTHORISATION OF THE FIRST TWO BIOGAS PLANTS

The first two biogas plants, VBIO 1 and VBIO 2, are authorised with a single authorisation.

2012

COMMISSIONING OF BIOGAS PLANTS

The first two biogas plants, VBIO 1 and VBIO 2, are authorised with a single authorisation.

2014

ENTRY INTO THE SECONDARY PHOTOVOLTAIC MARKET

The incentive scheme creates a discontinuity in the sector and pushes photovoltaic renewables operators towards necessary consolidation: Viridis launches an ambitious acquisition plan on the secondary market

2015

ACQUISITION AND MERGER OF THE FIRST 5 PV PLANTS TOTALLING 7.6 MWP

The acquisitions of the VRD 13 and VRD 14 plants located in the Emilia Romagna region and then subject to revamping plans that increased their performance and availability were successfully completed.

2016

ACQUISITION AND MERGER OF 3 FURTHER PV PLANTS TOTALLING 6.6 MWP

The acquisitions of the VRD 18 | VRD 19 | VRD 20 plants located in the Emilia Romagna and Marche regions, which were then subject to revamping plans that increased their performance and availability, were successfully completed.

2016

ACQUISITION AND MERGER OF 4 ADDITIONAL PV PLANTS TOTALLING 4.0 MWP

The acquisitions of the VRD 21 and VRD 22 plants located in the Emilia Romagna region, which were then subject to revamping plans that increased their performance and availability, were successfully completed.

2017

SALE OF FIRST PORTFOLIO OF 15 PV PLANTS TOTALLING 22.0 MWP

The sale to the Blue Elephant Energy AG fund was completed following negotiations between private individuals.

2017

ACQUISITION AND MERGER OF 2 ADDITIONAL PV PLANTS TOTALLING 1.1 MWP

The acquisitions of VRD 25.3's plants located in the Marche region, which were then subject to revamping plans that increased their performance and availability, were successfully completed.

2018

ACQUISITION AND MERGER OF A FURTHER 3 PV PLANTS TOTALLING 4.7 MWP

The acquisitions of the VRD 25.2 and VRD 25.5 plants located in the Emilia Romagna and Lombardy regions, which were then subject to revamping plans that increased their performance and availability, were successfully completed.

2019

ACQUISITION AND MERGER OF A FURTHER 3 PV PLANTS TOTALLING 4.7 MWP

The acquisitions of the VRD 23.2.1 | VRD 23.4 | VRD 25.6 plants located in the Lazio, Veneto and Abruzzo regions, which were then subject to revamping plans that increased their performance and availability, were successfully completed.

2020

SECOND PORTFOLIO SALE OF 12 PV PLANTS TOTALLING 18.0 MWP

The sale to the fund Tages Capital SGR S.p.A. was completed following negotiations between private parties.

2020

ACQUISITION AND MERGER OF 2 ADDITIONAL PV PLANTS TOTALLING 5.7 MWP

The acquisitions of the VRD 26.1 and VRD 27.1 plants located in the Marche and Veneto regions, which were then subject to revamping plans that increased their performance and availability, were successfully completed.

2021

AUTHORISATION FOR THE FIRST 10.0 MWP GREENFIELD PV PLANT IN EMILIA ROMAGNA

The VRE.1 photovoltaic plant, developed by Viridis Energia, is authorised with a single authorisation.

2021

AUTHORISATION FOR SECOND GREENFIELD 2.2 MWP PV PLANT IN LOMBARDY, ITALY

The VRD 25.5.4 photovoltaic plant, developed by Viridis Energia, is authorised with a Single Authorisation.

2021

ACQUISITION AND MERGER OF A FURTHER 3 PV PLANTS TOTALLING 5.3 MWP

The acquisitions of the VRD 27.2 | VRD 27.3 | VRD 30.2 plants located in the Marche and Emilia Romagna regions, which were then subject to revamping plans that increased their performance and availability, were successfully completed.