E.ON and Pliva Put Largest Croatian Solar Power Plant into Function

May the 23rd, 2023 - Pliva and E.ON recently put the strongest (but not the largest) Croatian solar power plant to date into function in Novi Marof. With everyone focused on the green transition and in a country with as many annual hours of sunshine as Croatia has, the move is an excellent one.

As Poslovni Dnevnik writes, Pliva and E.ON recently officially put the solar power plant in Savski Marof at Pliva's production location into function. As both groups emphasised at the time, this is currently the most powerful Croatian solar power plant yet, with an installed capacity of 9.71 megawatts, which will meet thirty percent of Pliva's annual energy needs at that particular location.

Pliva and E.ON have otherwise been working on this joint project for the past year now, and this Croatian power plant was constructed earlier on and connected to the HEP system, and although neither side stated the amount of the investment, they said that it was "financed by an energy purchase agreement, that is, a PPA (power purchasing agreement)".

This new Croatian power plant covers 60,000 square metres, which is why it isn't the largest in Croatia, but it is currently the strongest in terms of installed power, boasting more than 17,800 solar panels.

"The most modern solar technologies were used in the construction of this power plant, and Pliva will bring energy savings of more than twenty percent annually,'' pointed out the president of Pliva Hrvatska/Croatia's board, Mihael Furjan, emphasising that this is an important part of their sustainable and green business strategy going forward, and that they are happy that this they've also contributed to the achievement of ESG (sustainable) goals both in the Republic of Croatia and in the European Union (EU) as a whole.

The president of the board of E.ON Hrvatska, Andreas Roring, is also very satisfied with that group's overall cooperation with Pliva, and he thanked and congratulated everyone on their work, adding that they now operate in fifteen markets, including across the Republic of Croatia.

"We're pleased that our customers in Croatia increasingly recognise the need for investments in energy. Solar panels have potential and they're the future, and they contribute not only to sustainability but also to savings and greater protection against the market rise in energy prices," said Roring.

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