ZAGREB, 14 May (Hina) – The Valamar Riviera tourism company and E.ON Solar, a leading company specialising in the design and construction of solar power plants that is part of the E.ON Hrvatska group, on Thursday held a news conference to present the biggest solar power plant project on the Croatian market.
E.ON has set up solar power plants on 26 Valamar hotels and campsites along the coast, which covers up to six percent of Valamar’s electricity needs. At the same time, Valamar’s Isabella Island Resort in Poreč has become the first summer resort in Croatia that uses energy exclusively from Valamar’s solar power plants.
“Cooperation with E.ON Solar is Valamar’s biggest investment in solar power plants to date and we are happy to be able to ensure together new renewable sources of energy for our tourist facilities,” Valamar Riviera Vice President Alen Benković told the press conference, adding that the company would continue with intensive investments in energy efficiency projects.
Valamar has for years been investing in energy efficiency projects and in the past period, it managed to decrease its carbon footprint by more than 70%.
E.ON Hrvatska’s CEO Andreas Rörig expressed satisfaction that together with its partners and clients, such as Valamar, the company can contribute to resolving the greatest challenge to mankind today – green energy transition.
Setting up solar power plants along the Adriatic coast is a significant step toward green and sustainable tourism, which is something all ecologically aware tourists seek.
Croatia has the potential to be among the top EU countries for the use of renewable energy sources, which should have a positive effect on the economy, industry and new tourism products that are sustainable and contribute to environmental protection, said Rörig.