On September 29th 2021 FATA signed the EPC contract for the construction of the third concentrated solar plant in the municipality of Mezzojuso, in the province of Palermo.
Of particular importance is the trust placed in FATA by BILANCIA P.V. reputed investors: FONTAVIS AG – member of SWISS LIFE Asset management, together with the Swiss company EBL (Genossenschaft Elektra Baselland) both active in the renewable energy sector.
The features of this third plant are similar to the previous ones with particular attention to improve efficiency in energy production.
The plant uses, in analogy with the previous plants, a binary mixture of molten salts both as a heat-conveying fluid and as a thermal energy storage with an accumulation capacity equal to 16 hours of continuous operation at full power; the plant occupies a total area of approximately 145,000 m2 with a mirrored surface of approximately 84,000 m2.