Rovigo Photovoltaic Power Plant

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Rovigo Photovoltaic Power Plant
San Bellino Solar power plant.jpg
Rovigo Photovoltaic Power Plant is located in Italy
Rovigo Photovoltaic Power Plant
Location of Rovigo Photovoltaic Power Plant in Italy
Country Italy
Location San Bellino
Coordinates 45°02′09″N 11°34′20″E / 45.03583°N 11.57222°E / 45.03583; 11.57222Coordinates: 45°02′09″N 11°34′20″E / 45.03583°N 11.57222°E / 45.03583; 11.57222
Status Operational
Construction began March 2010
Commission date November 2010
Construction cost US$382 million
Owner(s) First Reserve Corporation
Operator(s) SunEdison
Solar farm
Type Flat-panel PV
Site area 850,000 m2 (9,150,000 sq ft)
Power generation
Units operational 280,000
Nameplate capacity 70.556 MW

The Rovigo Photovoltaic Power Plant is a 70 MW solar photovoltaic (PV) plant in Northeast Italy. Construction of the plant was started in March 2010 and was completed in November 2010 at a cost of 276 million euro.[1] When completed, it was the largest single-operating PV plant in Europe.[2][3]

The project, also called the San Bellino PV power plant,[4] was developed by SunEdison and built by Isolux Corsán.[5] In October 2010, SunEdison sold the project to infrastructure investor First Reserve for US$382 million, and remained responsible for operating and maintaining the plant.[6][7][8]

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  1. ^ SunEdison Interconnects Europe’s Largest Single Operating PV Solar Power Plant
  2. ^ Osborne, Mark (2010-11-23). "SunEdison's 70MW Rovigo plant goes live". (Semiconductor Media Limited). Retrieved 2010-12-01. 
  3. ^ Rovigo, the largest photovoltaic plant in Europe
  4. ^ Large-Scale Photovoltaic Power Plants
  5. ^ "SunEdison to Build Europe's Largest Solar Power Plant in Rovigo, Italy" (PDF) (Press release). SunEdison. 2010-03-11. Retrieved 2010-12-01. 
  6. ^ "SunEdison Connects 70-MW Solar PV Plant". Renewable Energy World. 2010-11-23. Retrieved 2010-12-01. 
  7. ^ Olson, Syanne (2010-11-02). "First Reserve closes funding for Rovigo solar plant". (Semiconductor Media Limited). Retrieved 2010-12-01. 
  8. ^ eXenewable Project Profile Page - Rovigo, PV, Italy