The first hybrid power plant in Bulgaria
Today in Sofia was presented the first hybrid power plant project in Bulgaria. It was prepared by the Ecowatt Technologies Foundation and the investor is the Bulgarian company Solar BG. The total investments in the plant amount 38 million Euro and will be completed in three stages. In 2008-2009 8 million Euro will be invested, in 2009-2020 вЂ“ 14 million Euro and in 2011-2012 вЂ“ 16 million Euro.
The hybrid plant вЂZlaten Yug’ (вЂGolden South’) will use both wind and solar energy to produce electricity. It will be located in Troyanovo village, 14km from Burgas. It’s energy producing capacity amounts 6.5MW, including wind turbines with 2MW and photovoltaic modules with 4.5MW.
The total energy output of the new plant will save the emission of 155 000 tons of carbon dioxide a year. It’s been designed to take advantage of the annual wind and solar energy patterns, so it would serve best the peak periods of electricity consumption in the winter and in the summer.