ArmInfo. A solar photovoltaic floating station was opened on Lake Yerevan. This was reported by the press service of the Ministry of Territorial Administration and Infrastructures.
According to the source, the station was built on the initiative of the Renewable Energy Fund of Armenia with financial assistance from the French government.
The ceremony was attended by Minister of Territorial Administration and Infrastructure Gnel Sanosyan, French Ambassador to Armenia Olivier Decottignies, Deputy Mayor of Yerevan Tigran Avinyan and other officials.
In particular, Gnel Sanosyan noted that even if the capacity of the floating solar station is small (150 kW), it and other similar stations can open up new prospects for the development of renewable energy in Armenia. "We are confident that such programs will have a positive impact and will contribute to the development of the industry and strengthening the energy security of Armenia," said the head of the department.
He noted that the authorities pay quite special attention to the development of alternative energy, as evidenced by a large number of incentive programs. "And this station is the result of this policy," Sanosyan emphasized.
In turn, Vice Mayor Tigran Avinyan noted that work towards the development of solar energy in Armenia started in 2018. <I think we have made significant progress in our developed strategy. "Hundreds of solar power plants are already operating in Armenia, and we have an agreement with the Masdar company on the construction of a solar power plant with a capacity of 200 MW," he noted. The vice-mayor emphasized in this regard that Yerevan is going to completely switch to green energy consumption.
During the event, it was also noted that, according to the social impact assessment conducted, the construction and operation of the station will not create a significant environmental and social impact.