The project consists of 181 kWp of generation capability installed in Koper, Slovenia, owned by a large salt importer/dealer. The power generated by the systems will be sold to local utilities under a power purchase agreement.
Fotovolt Ltd. is a Slovenian company specialized in solar technology and responsible for carrying out installations in the Port Koper, on a turnkey bases. The investor, MACOT Ltd., is a family owned company and the core business is salt for nutrition, industry and road deicing. The company is the largest salt importer/dealer in Slovenia, Croatia, Bosnia, Serbia, Monte Negro and Albania. The rooftop installation on their warehouse in the Port Koper was connected to the grid at the end of December.
The Solyndra installation consists of 1,000 Solyndra solar panels, producing over 180,000 kWh of electricity a year and eliminating more than 7,000 tons of CO2 emissions during next 25 years.
We had all the Solyndra panels installed in just two weeks. The system is lightweight, non-penetrating and achieves over a 208 km wind rating without ballast as the panels allow wind to blow through them. The wind performance is very important for this location and virtually every port installation globally, said Gordan Ban, Managing Director of Bokobran Ltd. Two new companies have been established, Adria Sol Ltd. in Rijeka (Croatia) and Se-Elek Ltd. (Slovenia) for the actual and future solar projects/investments, added Gordan Ban.
MACOT is demonstrating their commitment to responsible business practices while generating income and power from their rooftop, said Clemens Jargon, Solyndra's president of EMEA and managing director, Solyndra GmbH. This system is one of several recently completed or underway in Slovenia as demand for rooftop solar systems grows in the region.