Largest Solar Park Planned in Kaišiadorys for Prosumers
Sunly, an independent green energy producer, is planning to build Lithuania’s largest solar park in Kaišiadorys for prosumers. The park, with an installed capacity of around 40 MW, will cover an area of almost 50 hectares. Sunly will use modern solar modules that adapt to the sun’s movement which allows it to absorb more sunlight and turn it into electricity. The park is estimated to produce annually around 47 GWh of energy.
“We are sailing into uncharted waters. Today, all solar parks in Lithuania are connected to ESO’s distribution grid and, in many cases, have an installed capacity of less than 1 MW. The solar park in Kaišiadorys will be the first to be connected to the Litgrid grid,” Tadas Navickas, CEO of Sunly Lithuania, says.
The solar park in Kaišiadorys will be aimed at businesses and large industrial entities that want to protect themselves from fluctuating electricity prices on the market and reduce their carbon footprint. Tadas Navickas emphasises that business representatives will be interviewed in order to find the best way of cooperation between the business and the project developer. “Whether it will be a lease or a sale of part of the solar plant is not yet clear,” he comments.
Sunly has ambitious plans to develop a portfolio of more than 30 GW of renewable energy projects in the Baltic States and Poland, including 1 GW of solar and wind power plant projects in various regions of Lithuania. Although Sunly is still in the planning stages in Lithuania, more than 70 solar parks are already successfully operating in Poland and another 10 parks are generating electricity in Estonia.