Enel X supplies Solar Power to help Ferrari generate On-Site Clean Energy at Italian HQ

July 27, 2022
The project will be delivered in four different plant sections and include the deployment of more than 3,800 solar panels with a total maximum output of 1,535 kW (1.53 MW) that will help meet the energy demands of several operations at the headquarters

Enel X will deploy a solar energy facility at Ferrari’s Italian headquarters in Maranello to enable the luxury sports car company power some of its operations via self-produced clean energy and reduce CO2 emissions.

The project will be delivered in four different plant sections and include the deployment of more than 3,800 solar panels with a total maximum output of 1,535 kWp that will help meet the energy demands of several operations at the headquarters. First phase of the project is already underway, with Enel X deploying solar panels on the roof of one of the buildings at the Ferrari HQ.

Enel X will also build a tailor-made, fully off-grid carport featuring a 5.5 kWp photovoltaic system with double-sided panels, and a 20 kWh battery storage system. The carport will help charge Ferrari’s hybrid cars and future full-electric vehicles using solar energy. Enel X's Energy Management System will monitor the performance and display real-time data on an LCD screen fitted into the infrastructure.

Once fully operational, Ferrari will be able to self-produce 1,626,802 kWh/year, and the entire project will help the carmaker reduce more than 18,500 metric tons of CO2 emissions over 25 years, or approximately 740 tons per year.

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“We are extremely proud to have signed an agreement with Ferrari, an Italian company of excellence and one of the world's most prestigious brands, which has chosen Enel X's technological solutions to make its Maranello headquarters, a legendary place for all motor enthusiasts, more sustainable,” Francesco Venturini, Head of Enel X said. "We will deliver Ferrari a tailor-made system for the self-production of energy that will make a decisive contribution to the reduction of CO2 emissions, reducing the company's energy expenditure.” 

Last month, Ferrari announced it will install Bloom Energy’s solid oxide fuel cell at its manufacturing and headquarter site in Maranello, Italy. The 1-MW fuel cell, called a Bloom Server, utilizes non-combusting oxidation of natural gas to create electricity.

The Bloom technology initially will generate about five percent of Ferrari’s energy needs at Maranello. But it promises to greatly reduce carbon emissions and eliminate nitrogen oxide emissions compared with the natural gas-fired turbine generation it is replacing, according to Bloom Energy.