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Most Read in October: Čibuk 1 wind farm, clashes on Mt. Stara Planina, IFC, Kosovo cooperation on solar project

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The inauguration of the largest wind farm in the Western Balkans, the 57-turbine Čibuk 1, was number-one on our English-language Top 3 Most Read list for October.

The Top 3 Most Read list for June is also available for our portal’s Serbian/local language version.

1 – Serbia’s largest wind farm connected to grid

Čibuk 1 was developed by Vetroelektrane Balkana, a Serbian company wholly-owned by Tesla Wind, a joint venture between Masdar, the Abu Dhabi Future Energy Company, the Taaleri SolarWind I fund, managed by Finnish renewable energy infrastructure fund manager and developer Taaleri Energia, and the German development finance institution DEG.

158 MW Čibuk 1, Serbia’s largest wind farm, officially starts operations

2 – Unfortunately, it was inevitable

Months-long tensions over a small hydropwer plant on Mt. Stara Planina in Serbia have culminated. Residents of the village of Topli Do have clashed with security and workers accompanying investor Dragan Josić in an attempt to start the construction of the plant. The incident made the investor to pull out of the project.

Investor pulls out of SHPP project after clashes on Mt. Stara Planina

3 – Kosovo* to get first solar PPP project

Tendering for the first solar public-private partnership (PPP) project in Kosovo* is a goal set by the International Finance Corporation (IFC) and the Kosovo* government.

IFC to help Kosovo* design, tender its first solar PPP project

* This designation is without prejudice to positions on status and is in line with UNSCR 1244/99 and the ICJ Opinion on the Kosovo declaration of independence.
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