The cornerstone of Debrecen’s first major solar power plant was laid on 30 June in the Southern Economic Zone; the 52-hectare solar park will be producing energy as early as october.
The mayor of Debrecen attributes an “extremely high cost” to the investment, as the city’s energy needs have “increased amazingly in recent years and this trend will continue to characterize the next period as well”. – The size of our industrial parks has increased tenfold since 2014, we already operate over 1,500 hectares; investments are ongoing and companies with extreme energy needs, such as EcoPro BM in the energy storage sector, are also challenging the city. This is especially true in the current situation, when we are facing very high energy prices, Papp said in his greeting, mentioning in a north-west industrial area just a groundbreaking study that considers the potential of renewable energy sources other than solar energy to be true (geothermal solutions).The solar power plant, which is already operating in 2022, is characterized by the area on the south side of the airport, its production capacity, its ability to meet the household electricity demand of about 15,000 years, and the reduction of greenhouse gases in the atmosphere by 33,000 tons.
The mayor did: due to high energy prices, the energy bills of urban institutions will increase by almost HUF 1 billion next year, but if you take the member companies of Debreceni Vagyonkezelő Zrt. László Papp said that if no nursery school, kindergarten, school, etc. had been completed in recent years. energy modernization, the overhead of public institutions would now become almost unaffordable.
Csaba Kiss, Deputy Chief Production Officer of the investing MVM Group, said that the Debrecen solar power plant was built from HUF 11.5 billion, 37 percent (HUF 4.3 billion) of which is EU-funded. 53,000 solar panels will be installed in the area, and construction is already underway. The solar power plant can operate continuously for at least 25 years.Hungary has reduced its emissions by 392 compared to 190 (the EU average is 24 percent), so the goal is to achieve 90 percent carbon dioxide emissions in electricity generation by 2030. We are currently at 60 percent, and the goal can be achieved by strengthening the use of nuclear energy and renewable energy.