26 January 2018
(ANSAmed) – NAPLES, JANUARY 26 – Albania plans to focus on solar energy as part of its commitment with the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development with the aim of renewable energy sources accounting for 38% of its production by 2020.
The country will announce its first tender for the construction of a photovoltaic plant by the end of the year. The issue is the focus of an analysis by Lorenc Gordani, director general of the Albanian Centre for Energy Regulation and Conservation (ACERC), who underscored that the solar sector in Albania has recently seen significant developments and that Albania is at a crucial moment as concerns its energy strategy choices.
The analysis was published on the Low-Emissions Development Strategies (LEDS) platform, which shares good practices at the international level as concerns sustainable energy, The country’s energy watchdog and industry and energy ministry have given families the possibility to install solar panels for energy production for individual consumption and have set prices for solar parks that have attracted a great deal of interest from Albanian and international investors.
Developing the solar energy sector will help Albania reduce its dependence on energy imports and make use of its average 240 days of sun per year. (ANSAmed).
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