Serbian public utility company sets up mini solar plant - UNDP
Serbia's Toplana-Sabac has completed the installation of a 3 kW photovoltaic plant on the roof of its office building, becoming the first public utility company in the country to start producing electricity from renewable energy sources, the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) said.
Toplana-Sabac implemented the project with the support of energy cooperative Sunny Roofs Sabac, the UNDP said in a statement earlier this week.
Sunny Roofs Sabac was founded by Sabac citizens in November 2019 under the Climate Smart Urban Development Challenge (CSUD) financed by the Global Environment Facility (GEF), and is the first energy cooperative in Serbia.
The cooperative will soon launch an investment crowdfunding campaign for the installation of a 17 kW photovoltaic plant to generate revenue to members of the cooperative from the sale of energy to entities engaged in electricity trading.
Toplana-Sabac owns three natural gas-fired district heating plants, with a combined installed capacity of 67.4 MW. It provides heating services to 7,600 households.