The 3.5 MW Pacione 2 solar plant is located in Grottaglie, a small town near Taranto, Apulia, in southern Italy. This rural area is well-known for its ceramics industry and grape production, but the local economy offers limited job opportunities and the local public infrastructure is of a varied standard. Between 2008 and 2011 the local economy received a tremendous boost through the construction of a series of local solar photovoltaic plants. This created new jobs, skills and career paths in this rural area – and these benefits still exist today.
Sonnedix owns the 3.5MW Pacione 2 solar PV plant, and as part of our ongoing operation of the facility, we committed to the local municipality of Grottaglie to supply renewable electricity to two local schools: The Pignatelli secondary school plant was built on the 5th of April 2009 and consists of 19,78 kWp, and the Giovanni Paolo II primary school plant was built on 9th April 2009 and consists of 29,98 kWp.
Local technicians help to maintain the solar plant, ensuring that the local community continues to benefit from capacity-building skills through the plant’s presence. Sonnedix is proud to bring energy to these schools and support local community at no cost to the Grottaglie population.
The Giovanni Paolo II primary school plant was built on 9th April 2009.
The Pignatelli secondary school plant was built on the 5th of April 2009.
Operational Date: May 2011
Type: Ground - Fixed
Capacity: 3.5 MW