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RP Global plans solar power plant with battery in Serbia

RP Global plans solar power plant with battery in Serbia calma

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October 17, 2023

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Renewable energy firm RP Global intends to build a solar power plant of up to 100 MW with battery storage on the territory of Sremska Mitrovica in Serbia.

RP Global is an Austrian renewables developer with a global project pipeline of 15,800 MW. Wind and solar power dominate its portfolio. The company is also active in Southeastern Europe, primarily in Croatia, where it works on projects for photovoltaic facilities and wind farms with a combined capacity of 500 MW. The company registered its subsidiary in Serbia in 2021.

The detailed regulation plan for the solar power plant with battery storage near the village of Čalma, north of Sremska Mitrovica, is now in an early public consultation phase.

The investor is RP Global Solarne Elektrane, one of the Austrian company’s three legal entities founded in Serbia.

The site spans almost 201 hectares, of which 93% is cropland.

The facility may be an agrisolar power plant

According to the plan, the facility could also be constructed as an agrisolar power plant.

The type will be determined during project development, the document adds. Of note, agro-solar projects are increasingly common in the region. Projects are in the pipeline in Croatia, Montenegro, Serbia and beyond.

The plan aims to define the maximum space for installing a photovoltaic power plant with a capacity between 10 MW and 100 MW, accompanied by a battery energy storage system.

Batteries are slowly conquering the Serbian market

Battery storage is becoming more popular in the renewable energy sector. Such units are installed independently or integrated with solar power plants or other renewables.

RP Global’s planned investment is the third with battery storage in Serbia.

A year ago, CWP Global announced that it was developing the Lederata Energy project. Three weeks ago, the Government of Serbia received three bids for a strategic partnership to install solar power plants totalling 1 GW with batteries.

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