Energy Minister Csaba Lantos inaugurated a HUF 90 billion (EUR 243.5m) solar park with an annual capacity of 372 GWh in Mezőcsát, in northeast Hungary, on Tuesday.
Antal Ritter, the managing director of investor PolSolar, acknowledged the company’s Hungarian and foreign partners as well as the contractors who worked to set up the solar park, the largest in the region, “on time and on budget”. PolSolar financed the project with its own resources and proceeds from a bond issue, he added.
Extor Energy will operate the solar park with the support of Alteo.
Speaking at the inauguration, Minister of Energy Affairs Csaba Lantos said the government’s “most important task” was reducing the country’s energy dependence. He noted that Hungary imported 76 percent of its energy.
This amount of energy is sufficient to meet 21 years of energy consumption in Mezőcsát. The installation of the solar farm could reduce the country’s carbon dioxide emissions by up to 130,000 tonnes a year, according to a statement sent to MTI.
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