- HSE said it is in possession of a building permit for a 3.04 MW solar power plant in Slovenia
- The project will be located near Hrastnik, on the closed part of Prapretno pri Hrastniku non-hazardous waste landfill
- It plans to deploy 6,902 solar PV modules, with a power output of 440W each and the foundation stone will be laid on July 3, 2021
The European nation of Slovenia is getting ready for what would be the country’s ‘largest’ solar PV plant with a total capacity of 3.036 MW and will be built by state backed power utility Holding Slovenske elektrarne (HSE). The company has secured a building permit to go ahead with its construction.
HSE plans to develop the project on the closed part of Prapretno pri Hrastniku non-hazardous waste landfill near Hrastnik. It calls this the 1st the solar power plant in the country to have over a MW of capacity and has secured a building permit.
It will be equipped with 6,902 solar PV modules, each with a power output of 440W. Foundation stone for the Prapretno Solar Power plant will be held on July 3, 2021. On completion in a ‘few months’, it expects the project to generate close to 3,362,000 kWh of clean energy which would be enough to suffice annual electricity requirements of some 800 average Slovenian households.
“In the past, this environment is very environmentally burdened with the production of electricity in thermal power plant Trbovlje and production or. coal mining in nearby mines,” said Project Manager of SE Prapretno, Mag. Nenad Trkulja. “HSE will revive the production of electricity at this location, but in an environmentally friendly way, without greenhouse gas emissions.”
Depending on future requirement and availability of infrastructure, HSE said it can expand the project.
Back in December 2020, hydroelectric utility HESS, in which HSS holds 49% stake, announced it will build a 6 MW solar power plant in Slovenia as the country’s largest solar facility, alongside its Brežice hydropower plant reservoir on a landfill area. It shared plans to raise funds for the project from the European Union’s Cohesion Fund (see 6 MW ‘Largest’ Solar Power Plant Coming Up In Slovenia).