- Artsakh, also called Nagorno-Karabakh, has experts studying the potential of solar power in the country
- The study once complete will point out where solar power stations can be installed
- The Ministry of Urban Development is also trying to figure out the possibility of installing solar modules on rooftops of newly constructed buildings
- Studies are expected to complete by September or October 2017 post which the administration will meet investors
The administration of the Republic of Artsakh has commissioned a study to assess the development of solar power in the region. It will ascertain where solar power stations can be installed.
A neighbour of Armenia, Artsakh, which is also known as Nagorno Karabakh, has been facing political turmoil for decades now between Azerbaijan and Armenia. Recently, Armenia launched a 55 MW solar tender for Gegharkunik province (see 55 MW PV Tender In Armenia).
Speaking to Armenian new agency Armenpress, Deputy Minister of Economy Tigran Gabrielyan said that his government is waiting for the study to complete. “I find it difficult to give preliminary estimates, it would be better to wait for the completion of the studies, currently the mapping works are being done, territories are being outlines,” said Gabrielyan.
Once the study is complete, it will present the actual figures before investors who would be interested in the solar sector. The Prime Minister of Artsakh, Arayik Harutyunyan has asked the Ministry of Urban Development to study the possibility of installing solar on rooftops of newly constructed buildings.
The report results are expected to be finished by September or October this year.