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Montenegro's EPCG Solar Gradnja installs 40 MW rooftop solar panels

May 30, 2024, 10:43:57 AMArticle by Iskra Pavlova
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May 30 (SeeNews) - Montenegrin solar array builder EPCG Solar Gradnja has so far installed some 40 MW of photovoltaic systems on 4,300 rooftops of households and businesses in the country, its owner, state-controlled power utility Elektroprivreda Crne Gore (EPCG), said.

Montenegro's EPCG Solar Gradnja installs 40 MW rooftop solar panels
Rooftop solar array. Source: Otovo.

Once the Solari 5000+ project is completed, a total of 100 MW of rooftop solar panels will be installed across the country, producing an estimated 115.038 GWh per year, EPCG said in a statement earlier this week.

With the Solari project, the Montenegrin government aims to promote and stimulate renewable energy production and cut carbon dioxide emissions, while reducing monthly electricity bills of households and businesses and providing them with energy independence.

Under the project, the government provides 20% subsidies for the purchase and installation of rooftop solar panels of up to 10 kW for individual residential buildings and up to 30 kW for business facilities.

The first phase of the project - comprising Solari 3000+ for households and Solari 500+ for businesses - was launched at the end of 2021 and completed at the end of 2023. It was worth 30 million euro ($32.6 million) and included the installation of 30 MW of green energy capacities.

Solari 5000+, which was launched earlier this year with an estimated budget of 70 million euro, targets the installation of further 70 MW. Under the plan, 40% of the envisaged capacity, or 28 MW, will be installed in southern Montenegro, resulting in 47 GWh of produced electricity per year. Another 40%, or 28 MW, will be installed in the central parts of the country, providing for the production of 46 GWh. The remaining 20%, or 14 MW, will go to the country's north, resulting in an annual output of 22 GWh.

EPCG Solar Gradnja specialises in the supply, design, installation and maintenance of photovoltaic systems.

($ = 0.921 euro)

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