Serbia: Solar electricity production at Šabac heating utility

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The first public utility in Serbia to launch electricity production from renewable energy sources is heating utility of Šabac.

The United Nations Development Program (UNDP) said that district heating utility of the city of Šabac in western Serbia has completed the installation of a 3 kW solar power plant on the roof of its office building, thus becoming the first utility to do this.

The statement from the UNDP said that Toplana Sabac implemented the project with the support of energy cooperative Sunny Roofs Sabac. The cooperative was founded in November 2019 under the Climate Smart Urban Development Challenge (CSUD) financed by the Global Environment Facility (GEF), and is the first energy cooperative in Serbia.

The cooperative will soon launch an investment crowdfunding campaign for the installation of a 17 kW photovoltaic plant to generate revenue to members of the cooperative from the sale of energy to entities engaged in electricity trading.