Sunservice has installed its first PV power plant in the western Bulgarian town of Ihtiman. The 2MW facility uses amorphous silicon modules and six SolarMax 330CSV central inverters produced by Sputnik Engineering. Each device has a rated output of 330kW and a maximum efficiency of 98%. The PV facility is expected to produce 1,250kWh per kilowatt annually, with the plant operator paid €37.2 cents for every kilowatt hour produced.
Growth in solar PV is anticipated to continue in Bulgaria, as Rumen Christov, head of Sunservice explains, “At present, in Bulgaria, less than 10MW of photovoltaic capacity is installed. This year, new plants with an overall capacity of 10 to 50MW will be built. By 2015, in Bulgaria, plants will be producing a total output of 500 to 1,000MW of solar power. By 2020 this figure will rise to 2.5 to 4GW.”