Serbia photovoltaic project breaks ground

Updated: July 20,2023


Serbian Minister of Mining and Energy Dubravka Djedovic delivers a speech at the groundbreaking ceremony.

The groundbreaking ceremony for the Saraorci Photovoltaic Project in Serbia, undertaken by POWERCHINA, was held in Serbia on July 18, marking an important milestone for POWERCHINA's participation in the development of renewable energy in Serbia.

Chinese Ambassador to Serbia Chen Bo, Serbian Minister of Mining and Energy Dubravka Djedovic, and company representatives delivered speeches at the ceremony.

Chen stated that the Saraorci project is the first ground-mounted photovoltaic power plant built by Chinese companies and local partners in Serbia. It is hoped that the plant represents a new beginning for cooperation between China and Serbia.

Djedovic said that the Saraorci photovoltaic project is a good start for the development of renewable energy in Serbia. Serbia's built power capacity is currently far lower than its exploitable potential. The government is introducing various policies to promote the development of photovoltaic projects in Serbia and hopes that POWERCHINA and the project owners will further participate in renewable energy projects in Serbia.

The project includes the construction of a photovoltaic field area, surveying, design, supply, civil and mechanical and electrical installation, commissioning of the switch station and transmission lines.

It will provide over 16 million kilowatt-hours of green electricity annually and reduce carbon dioxide emissions by 16,000 metric tons.