The largest solar power plant in Lithuania with a capacity of 3.35 MW, based on the amount of electricity produced in one place, will open in Grikapalis on Friday. The platform differs from the existing ones in that SoliTek's modern technologies provide consumers with 35-40 percent more efficient electricity generation and twice the price of electricity.
The opening ceremony will be attended by European Commissioner Virginijus Sinkevičius, Lazdijai Mayor Ausma Miškinienė, representatives of the Ministry of Energy, and other institutions.
The next-generation online platform created by the start-up SolarBank creates the technical conditions for selling such a large-scale, industrial-level advanced solar power plant in parts to private consumers. In 2019, after Lithuania was the first in the world to adopt an advanced law on a remote solar electricity producer, the door was opened for the appearance of such platforms in the market. Conditions have been created for all electricity consumers to become producers as well. Any Lithuanian resident can purchase a part of a remote solar power plant and use the electricity produced in that part of their remote power plant for their own needs - in an apartment, cottage, private house, etc.
The online platform Solarbank.lt differs from the existing ones on the market in that it sells to the population an improved solar power plant "Bifacial Track +40" developed exclusively by one technology supplier - the company "SoliTek", where solar modules are not usually installed on the ground, but completely new, smart and computerized "tracker" technology that rotates according to the position of the sun. In addition, the Bifacial Track +40 power plant uses the most advanced SoliTek SOLID Bifacial double-glazed modules, which absorb sunlight on both sides, reaching 40% higher electricity generation than any standard solar power plant.
The first solar power plant in Lithuania without alternatives covers an area of 22 ha and has 10,468 modules installed. The capacity of this remote solar power plant (3.35 MW) is equivalent to 4.6 MW of a standard power plant. This project is funded by the Public Investment Development Agency (VIPA).