UNDP Demonstrates Solar Energy Potential in Remote Croatian Village
3 July 2012: The UN Development Programme (UNDP) office in Croatia has supplied the mountain village of Ajderovac, in Gračac municipality, with a solar energy system that provides electricity to the community and will be open to the public as part of educational activities offered by the UNDP-supported Solar Education Centre in the city of Zadar.
The Solar Education Centre will provide public education on renewable energy sources and technologies, and will offer certified training to unemployed residents in the assembly and installation of photovoltaic systems.
UNDP Croatia Resident Representative Louisa Vinton underscored that the project demonstrates solar energy's potential to provide cost-effective and environmentally-sound energy solutions for remote areas of Croatia. She added that the cost of the solar power project in Ajderovac was three times less than traditional electrification, highlighting the additional benefit of generating employment through these activities. [UNDP Press Release] [UNDP Croatia Website]