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Two major solar power projects get green light from Government of Montenegro

Over 350 MW of solar project developments in northern Montenegro enters second phase

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June 26, 2023

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The Government of Montenegro has issued urban planning and technical requirements for technical documentation for two large photovoltaic projects in the northern part of the country. One is for a 240 MW solar power plant in Nikšić, and the other is for the Vuča agrisolar park in Rožaje with a connection capacity of 123.6 MW.

Somsol, a company based in Podgorica, has obtained all the necessary opinions from relevant authorities for a future photovoltaic facility in Somina in Nikšić, Montenegro’s second-largest city. The government has approved the proposal for urban planning and technical requirements for technical documentation, which serves as the basis for the further development of the project.

The government has issued urban planning and technical requirements for a 240 MW solar park in Nikšić

According to the analyses conducted by the applicant, the maximum capacity of the future solar power plant is 240 MW.

Urban planning and technical requirements approved for project in Rožaje

Another large project, for an agrisolar park in the Vuča settlement in the municipality of Rožaje, received the green light earlier this month to proceed to the next phase.

BSD Mont, the company working on the endeavor, has obtained urban planning and technical requirements from the Government of Montenegro.

The planned solar park would have a peak capacity of 148.3 MW and a connection capacity of 123.6 MW. The annual production is expected to reach 219.9 GWh, according to the developer. The investment is estimated at over EUR 200 million.

Previously, BSD Mont obtained the necessary opinions from relevant authorities for environmental protection, agriculture, forestry, cultural heritage protection, and connections to infrastructure.

It is also worth noting that Montenegro in 2022. reduced the value-added tax on the sale, installation, and imports of solar panels, aiming to attract investments.

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