Zagreb mayor: 100 solar power plants to be installed on roofs by end of 2025

ZAGREB, 11 April (Hina) – A solar power plant, built as part of the SOLIZAG project, was put into operation at a care home for the elderly in Zagreb’s Trešnjevka district on Thursday, with Mayor Tomislav Tomašević  announcing that the City of Zagreb would install 100 solar power plants on the city’s roofs by the end of next year.

“This is a big step forward for the City of Zagreb in achieving the vision of Zagreb as a low-carbon and green city,” Tomašević said at a ceremony marking the start of the power plant’s operation.

He said that the total power of the solar power plants installed on the roofs of public buildings had increased since 2021 from merely 0.7 megawatts to 2.5 megawatts.

The mayor said that about 100 solar power plants with a total of about 13 megawatts would be built by the end of 2025, “which is a 20-fold increase since 2021 when we took over the administration of the city.”

The SOLIZAG project aims to increase the use of renewable energy sources by city-owned institutions. Its value is €1.1 million, with 85 per cent being co-financed from the European Economic Area mechanism, namely by Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway.