Sunotec building 124 MWp solar park at hilly site in Bulgaria

Dec 19, 2022 01:24 PM ET
  • Sunotec, a solar construction firm based in Bulgaria and Germany, said on Friday it is developing Bulgaria's largest solar energy plant, a 124-MWp selection, at a hilly site in the Verila mountain range, and also expects to complete the project by the springtime of 2023.

The Verila solar energy plant is being mounted at 700-1,000 metres above sea level near the town of Dupnitsa, southern of Sofia. According to Valentin Gospodinov, country manager for Bulgaria, the location of the solar project is one of one of the most daring in Europe. As soon as finished, the center will raise Bulgaria's solar power generation by 12%. Currently, the nation has about 1 GW of general solar capacity.

Sunotec is handling the engineering, project monitoring, purchase and building of the facility, which will feature 220,230 modules, 4,305 tonnes of steel structures and also 1,126 kilometres (700 miles) of cords. Approximately 90 Sunotec employees have been servicing developing the solar facility because September. The firm said this is just one of 7 projects it is embarking on presently in Bulgaria.

"Like lots of other countries in the EU, Bulgaria requires to substantially boost its capacity in the renewable energy industry, particularly due to the current climate and also energy crises," commented Sunotec owner and chief executive Kaloyan Velichkov.

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