The development of renewable energies - particularly energy from wind, water, solar power and biomass - is a central aim of the European Commission's energy policy. There are several reasons for this choice: renewable energies are sustainable, nonpolluting, widely available and clean. Increasing the share of renewable energy in the energy balance enhances sustainability. It also helps to improve the security of energy supply by reducing the Community's growing dependence on imported energy sources.In this paper it was studied the possibility to realize three photovoltaic systems in the Italian Natural Park “Gola della Rossa e di Frasassi”. The first photovoltaic system is a grid-connected system for Services and Documentation Center of Castelletta with a nominal power of about 6 kWp. The second photovoltaic system is a grid-connected integrated system on the ticket office’s roof with a nominal power of about 4 kWp. The third project is set up by five grid-connected systems integrated on the roofs of the bungalows in Natural Park’s tourist camping with a nominal power of about 10 kWp. The electricity which is generated by all these plants is purchased according to the Italian program called “Conto Energia”. Economical analysis and the amount of the avoided CO2 emissions are elaborated for these photovoltaic systems.
The project of free photovoltaic systems in an Italian natural park / Paroncini, Massimo; Corvaro, Francesco; Nardini, Giorgia; Pistolesi, Sara. - In: WORLD ACADEMY OF SCIENCE, ENGINEERING AND TECHNOLOGY. - ISSN 2010-376X. - ELETTRONICO. - 29:(2009), pp. 986-990.