Renewables

Solvis plans to build 50 MW solar power plant in northern Croatia

Photo: Pixabay/mrganso

Published

August 28, 2020

Country

Comments

0

Share

Published:

August 28, 2020

Country:

Comments:

0

Share

Sunčane elektrane Međimurja, a firm co-owned by Solvis, Croatia’s sole producer of photovoltaic panels, plans to build the largest solar power plant in the country, with an installed capacity of 50 MW, according to Podravski.hr.

The solar power plant, which is expected to cost EUR 40 million, should be located in Rasinja near Koprivnica, the capital of the northern Koprivnica-Križevci county. The planned solar panels with a total capacity of 50 MW would cover an area of some 70 hectares.

Construction could begin in early 2022

A businessman from Koprivnica, Darko Kolarek, who is Solvis’s partner on the project, says that construction could begin in early 2022, adding that there is a lot of work ahead, including the permitting procedure and preparatory works. Electricity produced by the solar plant would be sold to state power utility Hrvatska elektroprivreda (HEP).

Kolarek and his partners already have several solar plants in the neighboring Međimurje county, and they are also interested in developing another one in the village of Drnje, which would span a few hectares.

Solvis’ annual production capacity for solar panels is 130 MW

Solvis, whose annual production capacity for solar panels is 130 MW, exports most of its products to Western markets.

In June this year, HEP broke ground on Croatia’s biggest solar power plant to date, with an installed capacity of 6.5 MW. The plant, located on the island of Cres, will cost about EUR 5.43 million to build.

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

Tusnica wind farm, Zvizdan solar power plant online in BiH by the end of 2023

Tušnica wind farm, Zvizdan solar power plant in BiH to be online by end-2023

24 September 2021 - The construction of the 72.6 MW Tušnica wind farm and the 23 MW Zvizdan photovoltaic facility is underway.

hydrogen-production-croatia

Croatia expects first hydrogen production facility by 2025

24 September 2021 - The Croatian government has initiated the procedure to adopt the country’s hydrogen strategy for the 2021-2025 period,

Polish Offshore Wind Sector Deal signed energy transition must be planned

Poland’s Offshore Wind Sector Deal to bolster economy, save jobs

24 September 2021 - The Polish government has signed an agreement with the  wind industry in order to secure the development of the national wind sector.

Republic of Srpska plans to build solar power plants on abandoned coal mines

Republic of Srpska plans to build solar power plants on abandoned coal mines

23 September 2021 - The Minister of Energy and Mining Petar Đokić has discussed the construction of solar power plants with the management of RiTE Ugljevik.