Sunny Albania Powers Up With Solar Plant

Oct 11, 2023 01:28 PM ET
  • Albania embraces solar power with the Karavasta power station - 234,828 new solar panels generating 140 megawatts to power homes and protect local species. 53 families will be reimbursed for land appropriation to create this renewable energy facility.
Sunny Albania Powers Up With Solar Plant

Albania has turned to solar power as a way to reduce its reliance on fossil fuels and increase energy production. The Karavasta power station, located on 200 hectares of land provided by the Albanian government, has 234,828 new solar panels that will generate 140 megawatts of electricity, powering hundreds of thousands of homes in the country. During the construction of the power station, specific projects were created to protect the local species of frogs, as well as bird diverters to protect the migratory flyways and nesting areas for pelicans and pink flamingos. The project also included the appropriation of land from 53 families, who will be reimbursed by the state and Voltalia. In the coming weeks the Karavasta solar power plant will be connected to the Albanian energy grid.

What Benefits Will Albania Reap from Karavasta Power Station?

The benefits Albania will reap from the Karavasta Power Station include:

  • Increased energy production to power hundreds of thousands of homes
  • Reduced reliance on fossil fuels
  • Reimbursement of 53 families for land appropriation
  • Protection of local species of frogs
  • Bird diverters to protect migratory flyways and nesting areas for pelicans and pink flamingos
  • Increased job opportunities related to the construction and maintenance of the power station
  • Increased revenue for the Albanian government due to the sale of electricity produced by the station
  • Increased energy independence from other countries


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