MVM Zöld Generáció Kft., the member company of the MVM Group dealing with renewable energy production, built a small photovoltaic power plant – solar park – with an installed capacity of 28.8 megawatts in Debrecen. The investment was handed over on Monday in the area between the local airport and the southern industrial zone.
László Papp, the mayor of Debrecen, reminded that the solar park was realized in cooperation with the former Ministry of Technology and Industry (TIM), the MVM and the city, for the construction of which the municipality provided 52 hectares of land in its largest industrial park of 710 hectares . He added: the installation of 52,000 solar panels covers the energy needs of 15,000 households and reduces carbon dioxide emissions by more than 33,000 tons annually. The mayor said that high energy prices force municipalities to rely as much as possible on renewable energy sources in their energy management. In Debrecen, therefore, the planning of two new municipal solar parks, covering a total of about fifty thousand square meters, has begun – announced László Papp, noting that in the future, locally produced and stored energy may be key to the operation of electrically powered public transport.
László Varga, the managing director of MVM Zöld Generáció Kft., indicated at the project closing event before the inauguration: the total cost of the investment is 11.520 billion forints, for which 4.297 billion forints of non-refundable support was won through the application of the European Union’s Environmental and Energy Efficiency Operational Program (Kehop). MVM Group financed 63 percent of the development from its own resources, he added.
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