Slovenia plans significant increase in solar capacity

(EurActiv, 18 Jul 2022) The Slovenian government is gearing up to increase solar energy production, with Prime Minister Robert Golob announcing a plan to set up giant solar power plants to supply households in the next three years.

The infrastructure ministry has been tasked with drawing up a plan to increase photovoltaic capacity by 1,000 megawatts by 2025 in cooperation with national grid operator ELES and distribution system operator SODO.

In a recent interview, Golob described this as a medium-term measure that marks a fresh start in the construction of solar power plants in Slovenia.

“We have prepared a plan … that will enable a third of Slovenian households to access community solar power plants,” he said.

These community facilities will be “giant solar power plants” from which households will get power via a community platform.

Slovenia currently has a handful of megawatt-scale photovoltaic installations, the majority of solar plants are small roof-mounted arrays.

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