Norway Grants and EEA Grants 2014–2021
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Solar Power for Reducing Emissions (SOPOREM)

Programme area:

Renewable Energy, Energy Efficiency, Energy Security


Increased renewable energy production


Energy production from less established renewable sources installed

Project title:

Solar Power for Reducing Emissions

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Project Promoter:

Port of Koper, port and logistic system, Plc

Project Partners:

Partner 1: Municipality of Koper
Partner 2: Greenstat ASA (NOR)

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Co-financing source:

EEA Grants and corresponding Slovenian contribution

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Main project results:

Increased production of energy from renewable sources in the Port of Koper and in the Municipality of Koper.

Project summary:

Production of energy from renewable sources plays an important role in tackling climate change and environmental challenges; above all, it holds an enormous untapped potential. While electricity consumption in logistics and port operations is high, exploitation of solar energy offers an opportunity to reduce both energy costs and CO2 emissions. The project focuses on kick-starting renewable energy production in the Port of Koper and Municipality of Koper through construction of two solar power plants which will help reduce carbon footprint and bring down greenhouse gas emissions. With the support of the Norwegian project partner, the project explores the best possible solution for the use of renewable energy sources, providing insights and giving directions for the future. The project will enable an exceptional 14-percent increase in the current cumulative capacity of solar power plants in the entire Coastal-Karst region. It will also ensure greater energy self-sufficiency of the only Slovenian cargo port and help lower dependence on price fluctuations in the electricity market. Furthermore, the project will contribute to the increased use of solar energy in Slovenia’s most sun-rich region. In the initial phase, the project will address various aspects of solar energy utilization, including the construction of solar power plants, the selection of the best locations for the installations, the selection of photovoltaic panels, energy consumption options and storage of its surpluses. Justification will be given for the investment in the construction of solar power plants compared to other ways of exploiting renewable sources (wind farms, geothermal energy etc.) at the selected location. The overall goal of the project is to increase the production of energy from renewable sources.

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