Trenitalia SpA, owned by the Ferrovie dello Stato Italiane Group, is the main Italian company under public law for the management of passenger rail transport. The company owns a series of industrial complexes that are part of the Technical Department, including the eight Officine Grandi Riparazioni (OGR) in Vicenza, Voghera, Verona, Firenze Osmannoro, Torre del Greco, Foligno, Rimini and Foggia. These areas occupy tens of thousands of square meters with several sections of covered track to carry out the interventions, employing hundreds of employees.
What we have done
Using the SGHAT methodology (Solar Glare Hazard Analysis Tool) developed by the Sandia – Lockheed Martin laboratories and applied by the Federal Aviation Administration of the USA, Studio Santi carried out the glare studies for the photovoltaic systems that Trenitalia planned to build in Foligno and Firenze Osmannoro, on the roofs of buildings and on photovoltaic shelters. The sites are within the airport constraint of the Foligno and Firenze Peretola airports respectively, therefore ENAC – to authorize the plants – requires the assessment of any danger to air navigation resulting from glare produced by the photovoltaic system.