Dag Kralj, BISOL Group: The sunny future for solar is already here
Date: April 15th 2021
Author: Alenka Lena Klopčič
“The impressive growth of the European solar PV market demonstrates the resilience and strength of solar in the face of the COVID-19 pandemic, opening important prospects for European solar PV producers, and positioning solar PV technologies as strategic to the EU economy. European companies and research centres have demonstrated their global innovative edge, developing world-leading high-efficiency cell and module technologies as well as future-proof solar applications on buildings, water, and agricultural land,” says the European Solar Initiative on its website. Meanwhile, SolarPower Europe has set up the Solar Manufacturing Accelerator to continue promoting the growth and development of the industry. In a time when the growth of solar plays an increasing role in the new industrial revolution, Energetika.NET talked to Dag Kralj, a Member of the Board of the BISOL Group, a local solar company that can be a source of pride to Slovenia, and with good reason. To learn why, watch Energetika.NET’s latest video interview (in Slovenian only).The BISOL Group plans to install solar power plants at innovative locations such as brownfield sites, reservoirs, and motorway embankments, and aims to allocate no less than EUR 5 million of own investment funds per year until the end of this decade for projects in Slovenia and other countries across Europe, Energetika.NET reported earlier this month (MORE). With regard to this, Kralj highlighted that the company’s current portfolio includes some 20 MW of solar capacity both in Slovenia and Italy. A focus on “innovative sites” would increase the BISOL Group’s reach, and it is no secret that foreign markets are where it is aiming at.
In 2020, the BISOL Group garnered a revenue of some EUR 42 million, and earnings before tax of EUR 3.5 million (the results are not yet final).
Solar PV still has ample potential in Slovenia
A recognised brand ‘in the heart of the EU’ and in the sunny Balkans
Local power industry and mindset shifts
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This article is available also in Slovene.