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


Photo: Salonit Anhovo (screenshot)


August 23, 2022






August 23, 2022





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.

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