The Vario green energy group has completed a 6.2MW portfolio of solar plants in Slovakia. The six turnkey systems have capacities ranging from 1MW to 1.2MW and are located in Poltár, Biskupice and Rumince.
Vario green energy’s Holzgerlingen and Munich subsidiaries were primarily responsible planning, configuration and component delivery at all six of the southern Slovakian sites. Draka Service and an unnamed local grid connection partner also participated in the installation, which took between six to eight weeks and was completed in June.
The completed portfolio is made 70,000 modules and will generate around seven million kWh of electricity a year. It will also benefit from the current Slovakian feed-in tariff of €0.382 per kWh.
“In spite of the laborious approval procedure in Slovakia, we are very pleased with the course of the project and the high amount of professionalism shown by all participating parties,” said Axel Fellhauer, managing director of Vario green energy.
However, due to recent tariff changes, the Poltár, Biskupice and Rumince systems look likely to be Vario green energy’s last ground-mounted developments in Slovakia for the foreseeable future. “Since 1 July 2011 the solar electricity funding is limited to roof-top plants with a power of 100kW maximum,” added Fellhauer.