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Albania’s AGA-SOLAR seeks building permit for 150 MW solar park

Albania’s AGA-SOLAR seeks building permit for 150 MW solar park

TIRANA (Albania), December 30 (SeeNews) - Albania-based electricity trader AGA-SOLAR has applied for a building permit for a photovoltaic park in Darzezë e Re village, near the southwestern city of Fier, the energy ministry said.

The solar park will have an installed capacity of up to 150 MW, the ministry said in a notice earlier this week.

The project's estimated cost was not disclosed

In March, Albania's government signed a contract for the construction and operation of a 100 MW solar park in Spitalle area, near the port city of Durres, with French renewables company Voltalia.

Voltalia has also started preparations for the construction of a 140 MW photovoltaic park in the Karavasta coastal area. The French company won the tender for the construction of the PV park there in May 2020.

Albania produces over 90% of its electricity from hydro power plants, with most of it generated at three power stations along the Drin river, in the northern part of the country.

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