It rises in Sardinia and covers an area of four thousand hectares of land with about 70 turbines. It's not just the largest wind farm in Italy but it is also among the most important wind farms in the entire European Union. An annual turnover of 50 million euros and the development of new jobs are expected.
The wind farm of Buddusò and Ala dei Sardi, in Sardinia it is the most important plant in Italy and one of the largest in Europe. Located in one of the windiest areas of Italy, it occupies an area of 4,000 hectares which will allow the production of about 300 Gwh / year, guaranteeing electricity requirement of over 110 thousand families with savings to the environment of about 180 tons of CO2 per year.
The lower CO2 emissions will make Sardinia one of the first Italian regions able to meet the objectives of the Kyoto Protocol.
For the construction of the wind farm there was a total investment of 270 million euros, 230 of which financed at European level. Five years of work were spent on the development and authorization phases, while thirty-five companies, mostly local, were involved in the construction and commissioning phases of the park.
Five years of work were spent on the development and authorization phases, while thirty-five companies, mostly local, were involved in the construction and commissioning phases of the park.
Sixty-nine turbines, about one hundred meters high, which when fully operational will develop a power of over 300 GWh / year, reaching an annual turnover of 50 million euros. Of the 69 turbines, 18 will come into operation by November: when fully operational, the park will employ about twenty workers.
“Between renewable energies – said Manzoni, president of the company- wind power is the least expensive. The Buddusò plant is the largest in Italy and one of the best in Europe as regards the quality of the wind resource. We know that wind power does not pay much in terms of employment but the production of energy is the driving force of the economy”
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