Statkraft starts construction of floating solar power plants in Albania

Banja Solar PlantBanja Solar Plant.Photo: Illustrasjon / Statkraft / NTB scanpix

Statkraft and the Norwegian supplier Ocean Sun are ready to start construction of the planned floating solar power pilot plant in Albania.

The pilot project has an investment limit of 2 million euros and will be built in the reservoir of Statkraft’s existing hydropower plant in Banja, the company said on Tuesday.

– “Now that all the approvals are in place, we have formally asked Ocean Sun to start Phase 1 of the construction project. We look forward to getting started with the construction during June,” says senior adviser Tom Kristian Larsen of Statkraft.

Phase 1 involves a complete floating solar power plant, which is expected to be completed in the fourth quarter of this year. It gets a power of 0.5 megawatts at standard test conditions (MWp). Phase 2 comprises three additional units, so that the total power will be 2 MWp by 2021.

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