Statkraft returns to procedures at floating solar park in Albania

Apr 8, 2022 10:53 AM ET
  • Statkraft has actually restarted operations at the initial unit of its floating solar plant located at the Banja storage tank in southeastern Albania, Norwegian floating solar innovation programmer Ocean Sun, which developed the system, claimed.
Statkraft returns to procedures at floating solar park in Albania
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The solar plant unit has actually relaunched operations of April 1 after an event last summer, Ocean Sun stated in a press release on Thursday.

In June, Ocean Sun said it was working on fetching the floating ring with membrane and two linked barges, which were damaged and partly submerged. The source of the case was not revealed.

The mishap took place concerning a week after Statkraft began commercial operations at the system.

The initial unit covers nearly 4,000 sq m and has actually a set up capacity of 500 kWp, with practically 1,600 photovoltaic panels.

Statkraft intends to install additional three floating systems with an incorporated capacity of 1.5 MWp at the Banja tank where it currently is running its 72 MW Banja hydropower plant, according to an earlier filing by the firm.

The solar power plant project has an overall investment cost of about 2 million euro ($2.2 million).

Statkraft, a leading company in hydro power globally and also Europe's biggest generator of renewable resource, exists in Albania via its wholly-owned subsidiaries Devoll Hydropower and also Statkraft Renewables Albania.

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