Statkraft starts construction of floating solar power plants in Albania

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

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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.

© NTB Scanpix / #Norway Today

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