- On September 15, 2023
Grand opening of the photovoltaic solar power plant of the subsidiary company TAB MAK, Probishtip, North Macedonia
During the energy crisis and the highly unpredictable situation regarding energy supply in the past year, when the risks of supplies for the production of batteries at still acceptable electricity prices increased extremely, the management of the TAB Group in Slovenia made the decision to invest in the field of partial self-supply of electricity in TAB MAK in Probishtip in North Macedonia and thus reduces the high risks of electricity supplies for this company. At the same time, this investment means that the share of electricity from renewable sources in the TAB Group increases to a total of 25%. The TAB Group promotes the use of renewable energy sources.
The investment process is planned in several stages:
Phase 1: construction of a photovoltaic solar power plant on land within the framework of the TAB MAK factory with a capacity of 8.4 MW,
Phase 2: construction of a photovoltaic solar power plant with a capacity of 3.2 MW on the roofs of the existing buildings of TAB MAK,
Phase 3: construction of a larger industrial electricity storage facility. In February of this year, a solar power plant with a capacity of 8.4 MW was built.
On May 8, the “Regulatory Commission for Energy and Water Services in the Republic of North Macedonia” issued a license for the production of electricity to the company TAB MAK from Probishtip, within which the solar power plant operates as an independent branch. Own produced electricity from the first investment phase, built on a 10-hectare plot of land, provides on average around 25% of TAB MAK’s needs, the planned electricity production is 13,256 MWh/year.
The power plant is built from 15,288 monocrystalline bifacial photovoltaic panels, which are connected in a series of string inverters, which are further connected to two 4,500k VA power transformer stations, and only these are further connected to their own pre-existing 10/35kV power transformer station.
Due to the recent floods in Slovenia, the second and third phases of self-supply with electricity are moved into the future.