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Construction begins for the first hybrid renewable energy project in Bulgaria

The construction of Bulgaria’s solar park Tenevo Solar, the first stage of the first hybrid renewable energy complex Tenevo, has begun. The Tenevo RES complex will also include wind turbines and energy storage modules.

The solar park has a planned capacity of 237.58 megawatt-peaks (MWp) and when completed will be one of the largest clean power generating projects in Bulgaria and the region. The solar park is expected to be fully operational in early 2025. In its next phase, the project will include wind turbines with a capacity of over 250 megawatts (MW) and batteries with a capacity of 250 MW/500 megawatt-hours (MWh).

The solar part of the project alone could generate enough clean electricity to cover the annual consumption of 100,000 households. The project in Tenevo is a joint investment of the Danish company Eurowind Energy and the Vienna-based Renalfa IPP through their joint venture EURA IPP.

“We are happy that we launched this large renewable energy project in Bulgaria,” said Elena Markova, Executive Director of EURA IPP. “This will be the first hybrid power generating facility of its kind in the country and one of the biggest and most complex clean energy projects in southeast Europe. This project demonstrates that renewable energy has a leading role in the energy transformation of coal mining regions and will provide a strong boost for green transition in Bulgaria.”

The project will be realised by Solarpro Holding, a multi-technology leader in the construction and operation of scalable renewable energy generating projects, with long experience in the photovoltaic sector in Europe.

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