Latvian renewable power developer PurpleGreen Power B plans to construct a 400 MW solar energy plant in Balvi, within the northern Latgale area of Latvia, on the border with Russia.

The corporate expects to start out constructing the power subsequent 12 months, as reported by Latvia’s Public Broadcasting. The plant will probably be situated on the agricultural land owned by the native farmer Kotiņi.

The media outlet mentioned the selection of location was influenced by the proximity of a high-voltage energy line presently related to Russia, which is about to be disconnected quickly. Latvia has plans to maneuver away from Russia’s high-voltage energy strains by 2025, in keeping with the article.

This isn’t the primary large-scale PV challenge being developed within the Baltic nation. In January, Inexperienced Genius mentioned it was set to construct a 100 MW unsubsidized photo voltaic plant in Jekabpils, southeastern Latvia. The Lithuanian renewables developer mentioned that this photo voltaic park might promote electrical energy to the spot market or by way of energy buy agreements.

Lithuania-based Ignitis introduced a plan in September to speculate as much as €270 million ($273.8 million) within the acquisition of an undisclosed Latvian renewables firm. The corporate has the appropriate to develop a 200 MW hybrid wind-solar challenge at an undisclosed location in Latvia. Ignitis, which presently operates a 4 MW photo voltaic park in Obeniai, Lithuania, will enhance its complete capability to 7.4 MW this 12 months, in keeping with an organization spokesperson quoted in pv journal.

Latvia had 56 MW of cumulative photo voltaic capability on the finish of final 12 months, with the bulk, 49 MW, deployed in 2022, in keeping with the Worldwide Renewable Power Company (IRENA). The nation presently helps rooftop PV by way of a internet metering scheme.

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