Locations investigation for free-standing photovoltaic plants, Krk Island, Croatia

Croatia has decided to counteract climate change and reduce its CO2 emissions. The counties of the island of Krk would like to make their own contribution to reducing CO2 and achieving an expansion of renewable energy.

igr has prepared a zero-emissions strategy for the island of Krk. The strategy implementation plan provides for the island to become a zero-emissions location by 2030. To this end, the generation of electricity from renewable energy plays a key role.

The Krk counties have commissioned igr to undertake an investigation of possible locations for free-standing photovoltaic systems across the whole island. Within this, uses agreed to be incompatible, and/or restricted, with regard to free-standing photovoltaic power plants will be set out, and ‘conflict-free’ sites suitable for photovoltaic will be identified. With the help of the site investigation the counties wish to identify potential areas for free-standing photovoltaic plants that are compatible with protecting the landscape, and above all, the environment.

Services provided by igr

  • Comprehensive locations investigation for free-standing PV plants
  • Investigation of ‘hard’ taboo zones, including buffer zones
  • Site visits to the restriction-free areas (in coordination with the customer)
  • Comparison of irradiation criteria, topographical position and shading issues
  • Consideration of access routes and cable laying to the next transformer station
  • Evaluation of the potential areas

Key figures

  • ca. 406 km² investigation area
  • ca. 18,000 inhabitants