LOŠINJ, 3 August 2021 – Croatia’s Cres-Lošinj archipelago has signed an agreement which will see the Clean Energy for EU Islands technically support an investment project for the installation of solar panels in car parks.
The INSOLCARPARK project will analyse and determine the possibility of investing in the construction of a solar power plant in the largest public parking lot in Mali Lošinj.
The justification of the construction of the plant and the connection to the electricity network with techno-economic data and spatial planning data will be analysed, and the technological-technical, financial and economic justification of the investment in the construction of the solar power plant will be assessed.
The construction of the first solar car park should contribute to raising awareness of renewable energy sources, which could ultimately be replicated in other Adriatic and European islands.
In addition to contributing to the production of electricity from renewable sources, the project has an impact on raising the quality of parking services by providing a large number of shaded parking spaces.
The INSOLCARPARK project is fully in line with the Cres-Lošinj Islands Clean Energy Transition Program developed by the Island Development Agency (OTRA) in 2019 in cooperation with the Clean Energy Secretariat for the EU Islands.
OTRA, as the coordinator of the energy transition of the archipelago and the promoter of energy transition initiatives, listed the production of electricity on the archipelago as one of the pillars of the transition in the Clean Energy Transition Program.