PRATICAL LESSONS – CORATO
PRATICAL LESSONS – CORATO
“Photovoltaic school… practical lessons”
“Photovoltaic school” is the name of the initiative that, in these days, is involving some of the foreign Erasmus students in Italy and, in particular, in Apulia. This initiative arose from a European project about renewable energies and it has been realized thanks to cooperation of Engineering Company Tèkne. It takes place in some high schools in the North of Bari. Leader school for this project is the Scientific High School “R.Nuzzi” of Andria that, by playing an active role in intercultural exchanges with different European schools, organized the event in order to show the “good” Apulia, underlining the potentialities of an innovating and sustainable territory. “Apulia- as we can read on Legambiente Report “Comuni Rinnovabili” (“Renewable Cities”)- is today one of the most important region in Italy for photovoltaic solar development (1096 MW installed) and wind power (1379 MW) and over 30% of total regional require of electricity comes from renewable sources. “These data- says Francesco Tarantini, President of the Association Legambiente Puglia- show that renewable sources are reliable technologies for the future and they can represent a competitive alterative to fossil fuels to fight against climate changes.
For the future, Apulia- says Tarantini- has to count on a mix between energy efficiency and renewable sources in order to considerably reduce fossil fuels”. The meeting about renewable sources (that took place at the meeting room of D’Introno showroom in Corato and was presented by Francesco Leonetti and Giuseppe Pertoso – founder members of Tèkne Andria) was organized for students coming from Spain and Germany. Students took part to frontal and practical lessons. In fact, to make tangible the reality of renewable sources in Apulia, students visited and closely observed a wind turbine with an output of 2 MWP, situated in Murgia Barese. Students also carefully observed two kinds of photovoltaic – fixed and solar tracking- systems, realized on the flat roof of D’Introno building in Corato and on the fields of the multinational corporations Solar Ventures and Gruppo Zaragoza. The active participation of students and teachers gave us optimal starting points for the next researches on renewable sources that students will analyse in their schools. “This initiative-explains Domenico D’Introno, owner of the building- gives us the possibility to export abroad our good interventions in the sector of renewable sources and let us demonstrate that we are able to take clear and courageous choices. Apulia can be a land of intelligent innovations with its hundreds of solar roofs, renovated quarters and houses that make our territory more liveable and less energy intensive, thanks to a “protagonist” agriculture of these processes. These are our expectations of Development for the future”.