Photovoltaic power plants
Since March 2010, Slovenské elektrárne operates two photovoltaic power plants:
The 5.19 mil. euros investment now generates nearly 1,000 MWh of electricity annually. The plants have an important position in the company's portfolio, in particular for their contribution to the environment - each plant saves approximately 1,200 – 1,300 tons of greenhouse gas emissions (CO2) annualy, an amount that would otherwise be released if similar volume of electricity was generated in coal-fired power plants.
Construction of the Company's first own photovoltaic power plants was based on its experience with designing and installing the island photovoltaic systems (island systems are those which are not connected to the power grid) for Slovak mountain chalets. In 2008-2009, the pilot project was the island photovoltaic system for Terry's Chalet, the highest full-year service chalet in Slovakia.