Campania: Photovoltaic hub, Solitek and Invitalia sign a development agreement
48 million euro investment to build a new plant for the production of photovoltaic panels and storage batteries in Benevento
An investment of EUR 48 million, with subsidies of EUR 31 million, has been allocated for the construction of a new plant for the production of innovative photovoltaic panels and batteries, in Benevento, which will create 327 new jobs once it will be fully operational.
“In the presence of the Minister of Enterprise and Made in Italy, Adolfo Urso, the first development contract for Solitek Industry was signed at Mimit by Invitalia CEO Bernardo Mattarella and the chairman of the board of directors of Bod Group, Vidmantas Janulevičius,” says a note. This new company has as its industrial partner the Lithuanian Bod Group, a leader in photovoltaic production in Northern Europe. The signing was attended by the mayor of Benevento, Clemente Mastella, and the Lithuanian ambassador to Italy, Dalia Kreiviene.
The Solitek programme, which includes a production line dedicated to recycling the batteries themselves, will be fully operational in 2026 with a production capacity of 527 MW/year.
“The agreement signed today,” said Urso, “is Solitek’s first investment project in our country and contributes to strengthening Italy’s leadership in green technology, the second country in Europe, after Germany, in terms of photovoltaic production.”
“The signing,” added the minister, “is part of the foreign investment attraction plan promoted by this ministry and can be an example and a model for other contracts, contributing to the development of the EU green deal strategy.”