During the first day of the European Economic Congress in Katowice, the Green Initiatives Ranking laureates were announced. Zwartowo Solar Farm – the largest solar investment in Central and Eastern Europe – was among five projects awarded during the evening gala.
The Ranking of Green Initiatives is an overview of the most inventive and effective undertakings and investments aimed at limiting the impact of economic activity on climate and the environment.
Receiving the award during the evening gala concluding the first day of the Congress, Chairman of the Board Sebastian Jabłoński asserted that the Zwartowo Solar Farm heralds further investments in large-scale photovoltaic projects planned by Respect Energy:
“I am delighted that the solar farm built together with our German partner – Goldbeck Solar GmbH – is being recognised as an important investment in the renewable energy sector. An increasing number of our customers are consciously turning to green energy. This growing demand further strengthens our conviction that further large-scale photovoltaic investments are necessary. We are ready for this.”
Goldbeck Solar CEO Joachim Goldbeck, who was present at the gala, pointed out how important it is to provide secure green energy:
“With the recent geopolitical events in our part of Europe, we see that access to stable and affordable energy from green sources is fundamental. We are honoured to have been awarded this prize, and we are delighted that the awarded investment is the result of our fruitful cooperation with Respect Energy.”
The Zwartowo Solar farm, located in the Pomeranian Voivodeship, is the largest investment of its kind in Central and Eastern Europe. The official opening of the Zwartowo farm took place at the end of September 2022. As a result of the completed first phase of the investment, it was equipped with 204 MWp of solar panels. The second phase of the investment, scheduled for 2023, will increase its total capacity to 290 MWp. The farm, located on an area of 300 ha, will ultimately provide green energy to approximately 153,000 households.
European Economic Congress in Katowice is the largest business event in Central and Eastern Europe. This year’s edition took place on April 24-26 at the International Congress Centre.