n October 2021, the City of Zagreb has started the Solar Roofs Program with the aim to significantly increase its share of renewable energy production through building integrated PV installations. The Mayor of the City of Zagreb, Mr Tomislav Tomašević, indicated the following main goals to be achieved in three years:
- Installation of at least 50 MW of building integrated PV systems;
- Investment of at least 300 million kn (app. €40 million);
- Production of electricity of 50,000 MWh;
- Decrease of CO2 emissions of 100,000 tonnes per year.
The Program has been officially adopted by the Zagreb City Assembly and the North-West Croatia Regional Energy Agency – REGEA has been nominated as the implementing coordinator of all activities.
REGEA will provide technical and expert support to the implementation of the Zagreb Solar Roofs Program through its ELENA PVMax project which started on 1 July 2021 and has the main objective to implement over €80 million investments in building integrated PV systems in Croatia. The PVMax project has already been recognised as an important contribution to the overall Croatian energy policy at the national level by Mr Tomislav Ćorić, Minister of Economy and Sustainable Development, who in a joint press conference with REGEA Managing Director Mr Julije Domac, expressed his support and welcomed the activities and results to be achieved.
Through the PVMax project REGEA is also providing support to a large number of building integrated PV projects in all of Croatia through an open call for applications open to all public and private entities lasting until December 2022.
- Publication date
- 8 May 2023