Large solar park set for Saldus region

Plans to start building one of Latvia's largest solar parks in Brocēni, Saldus region have been confirmed by the company European Energy. Founded in 2004 in Copenhagen, European Energy is a privately-owned developer of renewable energy projects.

According to a company release, "the project has now entered its final development stages. When constructed, this massive solar project has an installed capacity of 115 MW... marking a significant milestone in the nation’s transition towards a sustainable future. The solar park is scheduled to be connected to the Latvian grid by 2025."

Located near the town of Brocēni in south-western Latvia, the solar park is currently in advanced project development phase. Once operational, it is projected to generate renewable electricity equivalent to powering approximately 57,000 Latvian households for an entire year.

“With its high capacity, the green power generated in Brocēni will significantly contribute to our nation’s energy grid, catalyzing Latvia’s shift towards a greener economy while positively impacting the electricity market in the long run. As we continue to expand renewable energy infrastructure, we envision a stronger impact on our economy and energy security, ultimately benefiting citizens through reduced electricity and heating costs,” said Alnis Bāliņš, Head of European Energy Latvia.

The company said its upcoming wind and solar projects in Latvia will have a combined capacity of more than 1.5 GW. The first projects, expected to have a connection capacity of over 400 MW, are slated to enter the construction phase by late 2023 or early 2024.

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