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Banja Floating Solar Plant

Statkraft is developing an innovative R&D floating solar project in the Banja reservoir in Albania.

The pilot R&D project of the Banja Floating Solar Plant started implementation in 2020 and is planned to be completed in 2022.

Banja Floating Solar Plant, when completed, will be comprised of four floating units of 0.5 MWp each with a total installed capacity of 2 MWp. The floating units are anchored on the Banja reservoir, near the dam of the Banja hydropower plant. Each floating unit of approx. 70 metre in diameter is comprised of a floating polyethylene ring pipe and an impermeable membrane, in which the solar panels are mounted.

The project is being implemented in cooperation with the Norwegian company Ocean Sun and with Albanian local contractors.