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First Floating Solar Plant Starts Commercial Operations in Albania
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First Floating Solar Plant Starts Commercial Operations in Albania

TIRANA, June 3 The first unit of Banja floating solar plant started commercial operations and is now supplying Albania’s grid with renewable electricity, Statkraft confirmed on Thursday morning. Europe’s largest generator of renewable energy in cooperation with Norwegian supplier Ocean Sun completed the first unit of the floating solar power plant at Banja Reservoir near...

KESH Submits Request for Vau i Dejes Floating Solar Power Plant
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KESH Submits Request for Vau i Dejes Floating Solar Power Plant

TIRANA, December 4 In spring 2018 the Albanian Power Corporation (KESH) unveiled an innovative project on renewable energy production. The novelty of the project consisted of the exploitation of one single power plant facility for generating power from two renewable sources, hydropower and solar power. Recently, KESH submitted its proposal to the Ministry of Infrastructure...

Six Companies Bid to Capture the Sun in Akerni’s Solar Power Plant
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Six Companies Bid to Capture the Sun in Akerni’s Solar Power Plant

TIRANA, September 19 Six international companies that are interested in the construction of the solar power plant of Akerni submitted their bids to the Ministry of Infrastructure and Energy (MIE). The Ministry announced that the bids were opened and read in the presence of the representatives of the six international companies, which according to Reuters’s...

Albania Aims to Build Balkan’s Largest Solar Power Plant
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Albania Aims to Build Balkan’s Largest Solar Power Plant

TIRANA, August 3 Vlora region will be home to the largest photovoltaic power plant in the Balkans. The Ministry of Infrastructure and Energy (MIE) launched the procedure on the selection bid offer for the development and construction of the solar power station with an installed capacity of 50MW. The project will be constructed in the...

Albania, Best Country in the World for Emissions from Electric Cars
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Albania, Best Country in the World for Emissions from Electric Cars

TIRANA, November 8 Electric vehicles are seen worldwide as the solution to gas emission cut and global warming reductions. However, an electric car is as clean as its source of electricity. This fact makes Albania and a few other countries around the world that rely 100 percent on renewable energy the best places for driving...

Albania, an Attractive Destination for Solar Power Investments
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Albania, an Attractive Destination for Solar Power Investments

TIRANA, October 24 Investments in photovoltaic businesses are turning into an attractive business type in Albania. The Ministry of Transport and Energy accepted 11 application on the construction of photovoltaic parks by private companies during the month of October. The projects eye areas throughout Albania. Top Channel TV reports that according to official data, the...

Energy Stock Market to define Price for Renewable Power
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Energy Stock Market to define Price for Renewable Power

TIRANA, September 28 The draft-law on renewable energy triggered debates among stakeholders that want to invest in alternative sources of energy and the Ministry of Energy. According to the representatives of the Albanian Renewable Energy Association (AREA), a common language must be found, in order to not affect the interests of investors. Chair of AREA,...

Soon Albania’s Coast Should Go Off-Grid
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Soon Albania’s Coast Should Go Off-Grid

TIRANA, July 25 Renewable energy resources are expected to be the main source of electric power in the Albanian coastal area in the future. According to the official draft on the Coast Development Plan for the period 2015-2030, solar panel use is going to be on the rise on the Albanian coast. “Private-public sector partnerships...

Albania invites United Arab Emirates’ investors to invest in solar energy and gas field
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Albania invites United Arab Emirates’ investors to invest in solar energy and gas field

Let’s connect   On Thursday, October 15, the Albanian Minister of Energy Damian Gjiknuri welcomed in an official meeting his counterpart from United Arab Emirates, Suhail Mohammed Faraj Al Mazrouei, in Tirana capital. The two Ministers of Energy discussed about the need and the opportunities Albania offers to foreign investors in the energy sector. The...

The Guardian: The future of renewable energy in Albania
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The Guardian: The future of renewable energy in Albania

The Guardian has published an article on the efforts several developing countries are making to develop the renewable energy sector as a move for ditching fossil fuels. The article expressed the opinion of John O’Brien {regional technical adviser on climate change mitigation for the UN Development Programme in Europe and Central Asia} on the current and future development of...