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Aurubis Bulgaria launches 10 MW solar plant construction

Green Energy

Copper producer Aurubis Bulgaria, part of Germany's Aurubis AG, said in a press release Thursday it started the construction of a solar plant near its smelter in Zlatitsa, Sofia region.

The 10-MW (megawatt) Aurubis-1 photovoltaic (PV) plant will feature over 20,000 solar panels spread on an area of 104,000 square meters and is expected to generate 11,000 MWh (megawatt-hour) per year for the company's own needs, the company said.

The future solar plant is expected to reduce carbon dioxide emissions by 4,000 tonnes per year, the copper producer said. The construction will be carried out by ČEZ ESCO, a local unit of Czech ČEZ Group. The value of the investment was not disclosed. 

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