regia / director Pierfrancesco Li Donni
fotografia / photography Ruben Monterosso
montaggio / editing Matteo Gherardini
produzione / production Sole Luna – Un ponte tra le culture
Italia 2022, 19′ italiano con sottotitoli in inglese / Italy 2022, 19′ Italian with English subtitles
The documentary La Fabbrica del Sole tells the transition of 3SUN company to Gigafactory. The film leads us, through interviews and images, to live the transformation of an innovative and high-tech solar panel factory into a colossus which, as early as 2024, can be fully defined as a European leader (from 200 megawatt to 300 gigawatt). A real challenge from Enel Green Power that has been able to renew itself, first in Italy, with an attentive eye to the future: no longer just power plants, but also research and technology to bring clean energy to homes and to the plants themselves.
The majesty of the project has created a condition of collective enthusiasm in the production chain, everyone participates in the change, from great experts and technicians to operators of the various sectors and the video camera was able to capture, without any difficulty, the satisfaction, the pride, the complicity in the faces and words of the interviewees. The story, through the voice of the protagonists and the video shoot of the immense construction site at the foot of Mount Etna, where the factory grows at a speed that seems almost virtual, give us an idea of the expected development in the area, meant to become a global relevance hub and a research center in constant evolution.