The 9.9 MW DeLasol solar power project is located in the municipality of Lapovo in central Serbia.
“The DeLasol solar power plant is the largest solar power plant in Serbia and an example of how using solar energy we can simultaneously improve the reliability of electricity supply and environmental protection,” said Energy Minister Dubravka Đedović.
The plant has a capacity of 9.9 MW and is in use area 12.5 hectares. It uses about 18,000 bifacial modules supplied by an undisclosed manufacturer. The developer of the project is MT-Komet from Belgrade.
The company has not disclosed how the solar energy produced by the facility will be commercialized.
ProCredit Banka Srbija agreed to finance the project with 9 million euros ($9.8 million). The lender had previously financed two Solar projects built by MT-Komet in Kladovo.
Serbia currently aims to deploy 8.3 GW of solar power by 2024, according to a new plan recently drawn up by the government. Utility-scale solar projects could be built on 200,000 hectares of neglected, low-value agricultural land that could hold 2 GW of solar power, according to the draft.
The draft also envisages the construction of approximately 300 MW of 200 million euro solar power plants on land owned by the state electricity company EPS, mainly at its coal ash dumps.