North Macedonia’s first large-scale photovoltaic (PV) plant is already under construction, and about to be completed. The Oslomej Solar Project, which was funded by European Bank for Reconstruction and Development(EBRD), was built alongside a Kichevo-based coal-fired powerplant. It has eight Ingeteam inverters with 1,400 kW each.
This PV plant is part of a larger project, which will include the construction of hundreds upon hundreds of MWs PV power plants. These plans are expected to be announced in the coming months. Europower Solar, part of the Turkish group Girisim Elektrik A.S. has constructed the 11.7 MW installed power phase.
Recently, ESM and the EBRD executives visited the facility to review the progress of the project. The location will host future PV plants that will be used to complete the project pipeline. It was once a coal mine.
The Oslomej project is an important milestone for North Macedonia, since it marks the firm commitment of the country’s government to the energy transition towards a cleaner generation model, as reflected in the energy law approved by the government in December 2020.