10 Jul '11, 9am

Italy's Enel Green Power Planning 2 Huge Solar Power Plants

Italy is looking to get a solar energy boost from Enel Green Power, which just announced plans to construct two large concentrated solar power (CSP) plants. But Italy's still got a ways to go to catch up with the CSP world leaders. Solar thermal power plants have their supporters and skeptics. They offer utility-scale power from solar energy, providing the opportunity to produce more electricity from clean, renewable energy than would be produced on rooftops alone. But they come with a pretty hefty price tag, too. After years of development, such plants are starting to get off the drawing board. Gemasolar recently announced that the first 24/7 solar thermal power plant in the world was completed in Spain, a 19.9-MW concentrated solar power (CSP) plant. Now, Italy's renewable energy giant Enel Green Power (EGP) has announced plans to build two CSP plants of a similar size. ...

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