- A 56 MW solar power plant is planned to come up in Serbia’s Visoki Planiri
- It will be located on land that was till now being used for dumping mining waste
- The project is planned to enter construction in 2022 by the 3 partners— Institute of Mining and Metallurgy, Netinvest, and S2P Electric
A piece of land in Serbia being used as a waste disposal site for mining purposes is set to get a makeover with a 56 MW solar power plant planned to come up here. Local media reports said the land will transform into a ‘solar ecological park’.
The €40 million ($46 million) project will be built by the Institute of Mining and Metallurgy in Bor, renewable energy developer Netinvest, and S2P Electric of Switzerland.
Under an agreement signed by the trio, the project is planned to enter construction in 2022 in Visoki Planiri on land hitherto used as a tailings dump from nearby mines, that cannot be used for any other purpose anymore. Power Generated by the facility will be supplied to the nearby city of Bor.
In a related development, Balkan Green Energy News said WV International Energy has completed phase-I of an 80 MW solar power plant in Zabalj, Serbia. Referring to a statement from the company, the news portal stated that Serbian transmission system operator Elektromreža Srbije adopted requisite documents to advance the €55 million ($64 million) project in Vojvodina province. Once all the requisite approvals are in, the company will start installing the solar power plant in 2025-2026, and commission it.
In August 2021, Serbian Energy Ministry signed a cooperation agreement with American solar developer UGT Renewables for 1 GW PV and storage capacity to be built (see American Company To Build 1 GW Solar Capacity In Serbia).