Croatia's HEP starts building 41 mln kuna (5.4 mln euro) solar plant

HEP's solar plant SE Cres/Photo: HEP

ZAGREB (Croatia), June 24 (SeeNews) - Croatian state-owned energy supplier Hrvatska Elektroprivreda (HEP) said it has laid the foundation stone of a 41 million kuna ($6.1 million/5.4 million euro) solar power plant, SE Cres.

SE Cres will help strengthen the security of electricity supply and will boost the energy independence of the Adriatic islands of Cres and Losinj, especially in times of increased demand during summer tourism season, HEP said in a statement on Tuesday.

The new plant will have an installed capacity of 6.5 MW and will produce some 8.5 million kWh of electricity per year, enough to meet the needs of 2,500 households. The plant will spread on an area of 17 hectares, comprising 20,330 solar panels produced by local firm Solvis.

SE Cres will start producing electricity by the end of 2020.

HEP plans to build two more solar plants on the Cres island - the 4.14 MW SE Cres 2, and the 9.99 MW SE Ustrine.

(1 euro = 7.57607 kuna)

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