Pandemic Doesn’t Dampen Varazdin Company’s Solar Panel Business

Lauren Simmonds

The ongoing coronavirus pandemic has thrown a major spanner in the works economically in every possible sense, but one Varazdin company hasn’t let it get in the way of their production, and they’re doing better than anyone could have possibly imagined given the dire circumstances.

As Poslovni Dnevnik writes on the 19th of July, 2020, approximately 1,500 solar panels are produced on a daily basis at the plant at the entrance to the Northern Croatian town of Varazdin. Coronavirus has not harmed this Varazdin company’s business, and the demand for their products is greater than they can manage to keep up with and produce.

“The price of one solar panel, some standard type, is 500, 600 kuna, depending on the power. And of course we know that for installation we always need a few panels. It all depends on the level of consumption of the house, whether it’s two, three. four, or five kilowatts. So, the installation comes in costing a few thousand. Let’s say from 7,000 – 8,000 kuna, all the way up to 20,000 kuna,” explained the Stjepan Talan, the director of the Varazdin company Solvis, for RTL.

There is almost no part of the world where these solar panels aren’t producing solar energy – from Germany, Italy, France to Canada and the United States. Their solar panels are also sought by the global technology giant – Google.

”Our most promising customer outside is in America, Google, a company that builds its own data centres and where we work for them with special cover solar panels,” said Talan.

The factory belonging to this Varazdin company produces about half a million solar panels a year. Unfortunately, when we talk about solar installations, Croatia is at the very bottom of the European Union, but despite that, general interest in solar panels here in Croatia continues to grow significantly.

In order to encourage people to produce their own energy as much as possible and be energy independent, the state offers co-financing up to a maximum of 75,000 kuna.

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