Wind power stations can be erected in Slovakia after a 17-year ban

The first wind power plant in Slovakia was put in operation in 2003.

One of four wind turbines near Cerová.One of four wind turbines near Cerová. (Source: Jana Liptáková)

The current political direction of Slovakia and the technical condition of the national grid are reopening opportunities for the development of renewable energy sources in Slovakia. As a consequence, new wind power plants can be built in Slovakia after a 17 year ban, noted the Slovak Association of the Photovoltaic Industry and Renewable Energy Sources (SAPI), adding that photovoltaics and wind energy should play a lead role.

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"In 2003, the first wind power plant in Slovakia was put into operation. Despite the fact that it has continued to work, it has remained a memento of missed opportunities,” said SAPI Director Ján Karaba, as cited in a press release.

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