For the latest edition Open Plants at Serre Persano, in the province of Salerno, a day of education and fun for more than 400 schoolchildren at the EGP photovoltaic park
Checking out the world of renewable energy in a festive atmosphere. Enel Green Power’s latest “Open Plants” initiative took place on 19 October at Serre Persano, in the province of Salerno. It let over 400 students from the Battipaglia-Serre Comprehensive Institute see a solar plant up close and discover how it works. They also experienced a day full of surprises: tasting of local foods, exploring local crafts, music, exhibits and entertainment. For the smallest visitors, there were games and fun educational workshops on the theme of energy.
The Serre Persano plant is a landmark from the point of view of technology, economics and Italy’s energy history. Connected to the grid in 1994, it was Enel’s first photovoltaic plant in Italy, and can boast of having been the largest photovoltaic plant in Europe, with 3.3 MW of installed power. Since 2011, following some modernisation works, Serre Persano has operated with 6.6 MW of installed capacity and is able to produce 9 million kWh a year.
The edition of Open Plants at Serre Persano also provided the chance to award the winners of the project “We’re All in Play”. First place when to the kids from “Collecini – Giovanni XXIII” Comprehensive Institute in Caserta, who came in first in the National Contest promoted by the Ministry of Education, University and Research (Miur) and ASviS, “Let’s Make 17 Goals. Transforming our World: The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development”. The winning class was able to visit the solar plant and approach the subject of climate change through the photographs and experiences of the nature photographer Fabiano Ventura, who organised an educational workshop with the students. The kids were able to discover the phenomenon’s causes and consequences on the ecosystem, as well as discuss the small daily actions we can do to fight it.
The exhibit “On the Trail of the Glaciers”, will be held in the Enel headquarters in viale Regina Margherita, from 6 to 17 November, to let Roman colleagues and students appreciate the artistic and scientific value of these images. The photos may also inspire a moment of reflection on the problem of global warming and on the things we can do in our lives to fight climate change in a small way.
We’ll see you at the next edition of Open Plants, and don’t forget to send us your favourite photos from the day using the hashtag #egpcentraliaperte. You could be featured in a video that we’ll post on Enel Green Power’s social network profiles.