Thursday, July 20 2017 16:01
Alexandr Avanesov

There is a growth of interest to construction of solar stations in Armenia

There is a growth of interest to construction of solar stations in  Armenia

ArmInfo. In Armenia, there is a  growing interest in the construction of solar stations. The  construction of the third system solar station has already commenced  to 1 MW, according to the  press service of Ministry of Energy  Infrastructures and Natural Resources of the Republic of Armenia.   According to the source, in the near future several more solar  stations will be added to the three solar stations under  construction. Recently, the Public Services Regulatory Commission  (PSRC) granted a license for generating electricity to solar  generation facilities to 7 companies - Solar Production, Rep Chur,  Rapid Interactive System, International Masis Tabak, Sol Energy, ","  Inter ". The stations will be built in Aragatsotn, Kotayk,  Gegharkunik and Ararat regions. The licenses for these companies are  valid until 2038. All seven stations should be put into operation  within the next year.

In total, the PSRC granted 11 licenses for the construction of solar  stations with a capacity of up to 1 MW.  According to preliminary  data, $ 1 million will be spent on the construction of one such  station. With the use of these generation facilities, the first stage  of the program will be completed. After summing up the results of the  work, the possibilities of building new solar stations in the second  stage will be evaluated.  Recall that at the first stage it is  planned to build solar stations with a total installed capacity of 10  MW.

Earlier, the Climate Investment Fund for the development of  alternative energy provided Armenia $ 28 million, of which $ 2  million - a grant and $ 26 million - a loan. The terms of the loan  are soft - 0.25% per annum with a maturity of 40 years and a grace  period for payments in the first 20 years. Grant funds are being used  to study the localities, develop a feasibility study for the project,  calculated at a station of 100- 120 megawatts of capacity.

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