It’s High Time for Your Solar Power Plant 

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The new Law on Renewable Energy Sources will enable the citizens of Serbia to produce and sell green kilowatts. The novelties brought by this law are auctions for the allocation of premiums and feed-in tariffs, the adoption of the National Energy and Climate Plan (NECP), the possibility of establishing energy communities, etc. However, what is most important for the citizens is that the status of a prosumer (buyer and producer) will finally be introduced and regulated.

The adoption of the new law will enable new investments in renewable energy sources (RES) and their larger share in total energy production. According to the Ministry of Mining and Energy, the share of renewable energy sources in the total electricity production is currently around 24 percent, wherein the majority comes from large hydropower plants. In contrast, wind, solar and biomass power plants participate with about 4 percent. One of the main goals of the Serbian Government is that by 2050, at least 50 percent of energy come from renewable energy sources.

The new law introduces market premiums instead of the current feed-in tariffs, which will expose producers to the influence of the market and competition, reducing the costs for citizens and the economy, while at the same time, investors have guaranteed stability and predictability of the legal framework. Feed-in tariffs are retained only for small plants and demonstration projects, in accordance with the rules of state aid of the European Union state. Small solar plants are power plants with an installed capacity of less than 500 kW or wind farms with less than 3 MW capacity. 

When it comes to incentives, they will be awarded in the auction procedure according to the same rules as for auctions for the allocation of market premiums, which will reduce the prices of the feed-in-tariffs. One of the most important innovations of the RES Law is the concept of the prosumer. It basically means that prosumers will be able to produce electricity for their own needs and deliver the surplus energy to the electricity system. Thanks to that, they will have the right to reduce their electricity bills. If they wish, they can store the produced surplus and use it later. 

Experts predict that this will greatly affect the installation of solar panels on the roofs of buildings, and small buyers – households and large buyers – the industry will be most interested in this concept. It essentially implies that if you want to install solar panels on the roof of your house, you have to hire a design bureau that will develop the project, examine the location conditions and finally ask for a work permit. 

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By choosing the right company, almost half of the work is done. Thus, the best is to choose one with many years of experience. The expert team of CEEFOR company (Center for Energy Efficiency and Sustainable Development), which consists of engineers with many years of work experience and a long list of successfully completed projects, is ready to listen to all customers’ questions at any time and answer them. Energy efficiency and design services in the field of RES represent only one part of their offer.

The design of 200 MW of solar power plants, 25 MW of CHP plants, 120 energy audits and checks of investment risk, as well as 66 MW of wind farms are on CEEFOR’s packed list.

In this company, special attention is paid to environmental protection and reduction of air pollution. Being a socially responsible company, their management and employees are often involved in numerous campaigns to raise awareness about environmental protection.

Reliable experts of CEEFOR company are always ready to find the best solution, which is why their list of clients is getting longer day by day. Your company might be the next one on their list. 

If you are planning to install solar panels on the roof of a house or office space, or you have an ideal location for a small solar power plant, call CEEFOR’s engineers, tell them about your wishes and be sure that they will do their best to provide you with energy through green kilowatts. 

Prepared by: Milica Radičević

Read the story in the new issue of the Energy portal Magazine  CIRCULAR ECONOMY march 2021.-may 2021.