Banja Floating Solar Plant
Statkraft has implemented an innovative R&D floating solar project in the Banja hydropower plant reservoir in Albania.
The plant is located at the Banja reservoir in Albania, where Statkraft is operating its 72-megawatt Banja hydropower plant. This is an innovative R&D project invested by Statkraft with an installed capacity of 2 MWp and planned annual generation of approx. 2.6 GWh.
The plant is comprised of four individual floating units, each unit has a surface area of approx. 4,000 m2 and is equipped with more than 1,500 solar panels. This floating solar technology is developed by the Norwegian company Ocean Sun. In addition to generating renewable energy, this R&D project shall also serve as a learning base to properly assess the potential benefits of this technology.