The first solar park in Lithuania has been commissioned as Elektrum, the brand of Latvia’s electric utility company Latvenergo is expanding its activities outside Latvia.
The 3-hectare park is located in Klaipeda District and has a capacity of 1.5 megawatts (MW). This is the first green energy generation project in Lithuania by Elektrum, which is one of the leading solar panel traders in the Baltics. Therefore, this is an important step in the expansion of Latvenergo Group’s activities into neighbouring countries and a substantial contribution to the possibilities for green energy generation.
“We use the best – hydro and solar energy – in our operations,” commented Uldis Mucinieks, Chief Commercial Officer of Latvenergo. “Being one of the leading suppliers of solar energy services in the Baltic States, we will further develop this service by expanding our presence in neighbouring countries. By commissioning the solar park, we are already proud of the electricity generated in our solar parks along with the green energy generated in our hydropower plants. For Lithuania, Latvia and also Estonia, where an Elektrum solar park will also be opened soon, this is an equally important step in the generation of green energy, which is the cornerstone of future energy.”
The solar park is the first local green energy generation project in Lithuania. Since the solar park is located only 13 kilometres from the coast, which stands out with a high intensity of sun rays, one kilowatt of the park is expected to generate around 1100 kilowatt-hours (kWh) of electricity during the year.
“By contributing to the diversification of the Group’s generation portfolio, we aim to make green electricity in Lithuania a usual daily product, which will also contribute to the European Union’s efforts to mitigate climate change,” said Martynas Giga, Managing Director of Elektrum Lietuva.
The solar park is designed to generate electricity for users. These may be individuals and households, companies or public authorities. The customers of the Elektrum Lietuva solar park include administrations of the Aukštaitija National Park, the Labanoras Regional Park, as well as the Curonian Spit National Park, demonstrating the synergies between nature and energy.