Serbia’s Minister of Energy Zorana Mihajlovic laid in Beocin on Monday the cornerstone of the first solar power plant in Vojvodina, the second in Serbia, in which EUR 1.5 million will be invested.
The plant will have a capacity of 1 MW. It should be finished in three months and opened in September.
Prima Energy form Slovakia is the investor. The plant will cover 2.5 hectares of land at a locaton named Tancos.
Mihajlovic stressed that the investor had references and experience, as the company had already built solar plants in Slovakia.
“This is a sign that renewable energy sources will be used in Vojvodina and Serbia,” Mihajlovic said, adding that the government supported the project and that it would involve privileged power production.
Serbia has a national plan for renewable energy sources by 2020, she pointed out.
Slovakia’s Ambassador to Serbia Jan Varso said the solar power industry was relatively well developed in Sloavakia, adding that there were 850 solar plants there providing nearly 500 MW of electricity.
President of the municipality of Beocin Bogdan Cvejic said the plant would be built entirely with the funds from the Slovak investor.