High-efficiency solar power plants on Sveta Gora

18.09.2022. / 15:46

ATOS – Seventeen monasteries of Sveta Gora will produce energy from renewable sources, and will also use hybrid technology – a combination of solar and batteries.

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High-efficiency solar power plants in combination with energy storage systems are a guarantee of security of supply, energy efficiency and cost reduction, as well as environmental protection. Greece and the Autonomous Monastic Republic of Saint Gora recognized the opportunity and realized that diesel generators had to be replaced by a cleaner source.

The project to install 21 photovoltaic systems for 17 monasteries and their branches, with a total maximum power of 2.64 megawatts, was awarded to the domestic company Mytilineos.

She announced that her branch for sustainable engineering SES BU will be in charge of delivery, installation and management, writes Igor Todorović for BGEN.

According to the findings of the study prepared earlier for the needs of the project, Sveta Gora can meet three quarters of its electricity needs with these photovoltaic plants.

But the contract with the monastery community includes the installation of lithium-ion batteries with a combined capacity of five megawatt-hours, which will make these installations hybrid, Mytilineos added.

That area, the Garden of the Blessed Virgin Mary, is not connected to the electricity grid. The Serbian Hilandar Monastery, the Russian Panteleimon and the Greek Konstamonit are not included.

The project on Mount Athos is worth 12.8 million euros, excluding value added tax, and will last 18 months, according to Mytilineos. The funds are from European funds, and were provided through the regional government of Central Macedonia.

Svetogorje monasteries will use small solar power plants to reduce emissions of carbon dioxide, polluting substances, noise and dust that is raised during the delivery of diesel fuel.

A digital energy management system (EMS) and high-efficiency equipment will contribute to energy efficiency, the release said.

Savings measured by primary energy consumption were previously estimated at four gigawatt-hours per year.

The largest solar power plant is planned for the Vatoped Monastery – 540 kilowatts. Most of the other plants will be 144 kilowatts, including those for Georgia’s Iviron Monastery and Bulgaria’s Zograf. Balkan Green Energy News

Source: Capital.ba – Informacija je capital by www.capital.ba.

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