Renewables

One of Slovenia’s biggest rooftop solar plants to help decarbonize cement production

anhovo-rooftop-solar-cement

Photo: Salonit Anhovo (screenshot)

Published

August 23, 2022

Country

Comments

0

Share

Published:

August 23, 2022

Country:

Comments:

0

Share

Slovenian cement maker Salonit Anhovo has put into operation one of the largest rooftop solar power plants in the country, built as part of efforts to decarbonize its production process.

Salonit Anhovo’s rooftop solar power plant, with a nameplate capacity of 2.23 MW, is expected to generate 2.12 GWh of electricity a year, equal to the annual consumption of about 500 average households, reducing CO2 emissions by 995 tons a year. The solar panels cover an area equal to one and a half football pitches, the company said.

The solar power plant will cut CO2 emissions by nearly 1,000 tons a year

The facility was installed less than a year after the company signed a contract and applied for the state’s green energy support scheme. The contractor, energy engineering firm Interenerg, is building a further 1.5 MW of rooftop solar capacity for Salonit Anhovo, which is expected to be put in operation in the fall.

Salonit Anhovo is building a further 1.5 MW of rooftop solar capacity

Salonit Anhovo plans to obtain more than a third of electricity needed for the production process from its own renewable sources by 2025. Last year, it announced plans to deploy solar power systems with a total capacity of 5 MW to 10 MW as well as technologies for storing the produced energy.

The company’s decarbonization strategy also includes the use of green hydrogen

Also last year, Tomaž Vuk, a member of Salonit Anhovo’s management board, said the company’s strategic goal was to decarbonize its cement production using solar energy and hydrogen obtained from renewable sources.

Comments (0)

Be the first one to comment on this article.

Enter Your Comment
Please wait... Please fill in the required fields. There seems to be an error, please refresh the page and try again. Your comment has been sent.

Related Articles

Greece, Bulgaria offer best returns on battery investments in Europe

Greece, Bulgaria offer best returns on battery investments in Europe

27 February 2024 - Investments in battery storage offer the opportunity for profitable energy arbitrage, according to Rystad Energy

EBRD reiterates commitment to Western Balkans decarbonization

EBRD reiterates commitment to Western Balkans decarbonization

27 February 2024 - EBRD intends to expand its activities in the Western Balkans, but it warned that private investment and EU funding imply reforms

IFC loan Serbia largest biomass CHP decarbonize paper industry

IFC approves loan for Serbia’s largest biomass CHP project to decarbonize paper industry

26 February 2024 - IFC facilitated a loan package of EUR 106 million for Serbian tissue paper producer Drenik ND, which is about to build a biomass CHP plant

Viktor Andonov BEF 2024 North Macedonia ESM EUR 1 billion decarbonization

Viktor Andonov joins Belgrade Energy Forum 2024 in May: ESM earmarks EUR 1 billion for decarbonization

26 February 2024 - Viktor Andonov from North Macedonia's power utility Elektrani na Severna Makedonija (ESM) will participate at Belgrade Energy Forum 2024