An Innovative Solar Power Plant that Combines Agriculture and Renewable Energy Built in Croatia

An Innovative Solar Power Plant that Combines Agriculture and Renewable Energy Built in Croatia

Two years have passed since the completion of the construction of the largest Croatian solar power plant in Orahovica. Recently, the construction of the first rotary-type solar power plant in Virovitica has been completed. The “Sinerot” project successfully merges agriculture and renewable energy. It is, in fact, a universal model project whose solar panels installed

Two years have passed since the completion of the construction of the largest Croatian solar power plant in Orahovica. Recently, the construction of the first rotary-type solar power plant in Virovitica has been completed. The “Sinerot” project successfully merges agriculture and renewable energy.

It is, in fact, a universal model project whose solar panels installed on the pillars of four meters, with a distance of eight meters, which ensures uninterrupted operation of agricultural machinery and full utilization of agricultural land on which the plant is located. Energy produced at the plant volume of 500 kW will be used for a system that will plot of 2.5 hectares irrigated.

All machinery required for processing these surfaces will be electrically powered and charging stations will be placed on the parcel and will also use solar energy.

Also, this agri-energy units will have another function – agricultural area will be assigned to the high school in Slatina for practical training, and any excess energy that “Sinerot” produce, Virovitica will be used for primary and secondary schools in the county. The solar power plant will also serve as a demonstration school facility designed for high school students who are studying for professions related to renewable energy.

“These projects are extremely important for Slavonia, but also for the whole of Croatia due to its combination of energy, agriculture and education. We use renewable energy in an innovative way and at the same time we keep our most precious resource of Slavonia – fertile agricultural area. We were able to connect with the education of new generations of professionals, and that is why I believe that this project will come to an understanding and the Environmental Protection Fund, but also on some of the EU funds”, said the Mayor of Virovitica-Podravina Canton Tomislav ToluÅ¡ić.

The project is worth 10 million kuna, for which the County has already obtained all the necessary documentation, will be financed by European funds or with the help of the Environmental Protection and Energy Efficiency Fund.

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