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Serbia’s largest 9.9 MW solar farm begins operations

A new solar farm ‘DeLasol’ with a capacity of 9.9 megawatts (MW) was officially commissioned in the municipality of Lapovo in central Serbia, last Wednesday (5 April).

The ‘DeLasol’ solar farm officially became the largest solar power plant in the country in terms of size and power. Covering 12.5 hectares, it will annually produce 15,000 megawatt-hours (MWh) of electricity to power around 2,100 households.

The opening was attended by Serbia’s Minister for Mining and Energy, Dubrovka Đedović. During a tour of the plant, Minister Đedović said that the cooperation and synergy of the public and private sectors are important for greater security of supply and a successful green transition. 

“In addition to the fact that some large projects backed by the state are coming to an end and new ones are starting, it is also important that we have ambitious and large projects implemented by the private sector. ‘DeLasol’ solar power plant is the largest solar power plant in Serbia and an example of how by using solar energy we can simultaneously improve the security of electricity supply and environmental protection,” said Minister Đedović.

The Minister emphasised that the task of her government is to establish the conditions to build new power plants using renewable energy sources, while at the same time ensuring that the energy system performs “its basic task, which is a safe supply of citizens and the economy.”

The minister added that the amendments to the Law on the Use of RES when adopted by the parliament, will enable the implementation of auctions for market premiums for renewable energy producers, which would enable Serbia to increase its solar and wind capacities by about three times in the next few years.

The ‘DeLasol’ solar farm was constructed by the Serbian company, MT-KOMEX. The plant was built using bifacial solar panels, which can yield electricity from both sides of the panel and thus produce a larger amount of electricity.

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