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Croatia adopts legal framework for agrivoltaics

The Croatian government has adopted bylaws to the Spatial Planning Act that define agrivoltaic installations and the areas in which they can be deployed, in order to facilitate future deployment.


Rimac Tech enters stationary energy storage with new tech, gigafactory plans

Croatian high-performance EV component supplier and car manufacturer Rimac Technology has developed a novel battery architecture that is said to reduce efficiency losses by up to 50% while decreasing the system footprint by up to 40% compared to current state-of-the-art solutions.


Croatia launches rebate program for solar, other renewables, batteries

The Croatian government has allocated €60 million ($65.6 million) in subsidies for businesses to install 80 MW of renewables and 20 MWh of batteries.


Seawater heat pump pilot project in Croatian shipyard

Croatia’s Viktor Lenac Shipyard aims to replace electric boilers and a water-to-water heat pump with a seawater heat pump, in order to provide heat and cooling for buildings. The pilot project is backed by EU funding and has launched a tender to support the construction of the seawater heat pump.

Croatia, Hungary, Portugal to face EU sanctions for not promoting renewables

The European Commission has decided to refer three member states to the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) for failing to turn the EU Renewable Energy Directive into national legislation. The commission is now requesting financial sanctions.


Croatia investing in storage amid slow solar development

Croatia is preparing to build Eastern Europe’s largest energy storage project. IE Energy has secured €19.8 million ($20.9 million) to develop a 50 MW storage system, potentially extendable to 110 MW by 2024.


Just 12.9 MW of PV to compete in Croatia’s 622 MW renewables auction

Croatia’s latest procurement exercise was significantly undersubscribed, with only 150 MW of submitted projects. The selected installations will be awarded 12-year feed-in premium contracts, but they will have to start delivering electricity by 2024.


EU energy fund to commit $514 million for solar projects at Romanian mining waste sites

Panels will be installed at waste sites in five mining towns as part of the latest, €2.4 billion ($2.57 million) round of investment from a fund set up to help coal-dependent European member states with the energy transition.

Croatia may host Europe’s largest solar park

A proposal to build a 950 MW solar facility has been submitted to the Croatian authorities by El Sun Energy d.o.o. The solar park is planned to be located in the county of Šibenik-Knin in southern Croatia.


Croatia launches 622MW renewables auction

The Croatian authorities plan to auction off 300MW of PV, 300MW of wind, 8MW of biomass and biogas, 4MW of small hydropower, and 10MW of geothermal power.

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