Yingli Green Energy has supplied 1MW of multicrystalline PV modules to a project in Kladovo, Serbia, which would be the country’s second largest solar PV project to date.
Kladovo is located around 250km east of the Serbian capital Belgrade,
The project is also the largest PV plant to date in Serbia to have been funded by a domestic investor. Along with the investor, Solaris Energy, Yingli Green’s other key partners on the project included project developer Enertec and Energize, which acted as Yingli Green’s local representative.
Although a relatively small order by Yingli Green’s standards – the company landed a 233MW deal to supply PV modules to projects in Algeria in mid-December – Yingli Green chairman and chief executive officer Liangshiang Miao said the company anticipated seeing more clean and green energy produced in the Balkans in future, “driven by technology and continuous improvements in efficiency”.
Miao said: “We are witnessing sustainable growth in the Balkans, particularly for commercial and industrial PV projects. Serbia plans to move forward with making solar PV a pillar of the country's energy mix.”
Milos Kostic, managing director of Solaris Energy said: “Yingli was the obvious manufacturer of choice for us, given their reputed PV brand and track record of success, especially in large-scale PV installations.”