St. George will be built on the site of the former decommissioned Silistra airport.

Rezolv Energy has acquired the rights to build and operate a 229 MW solar plant in Silistra Municipality in north-eastern Bulgaria. Named ‘St. George’, construction is due to start by mid-2024; the plant is expected to be completed in early 2025. Once constructed, it will be one of the largest solar power plants in Bulgaria.

St. George will be built on the site of the former Silistra airport, a decommissioned airfield covering 165 hectares. The project will comprise nearly 400,000 solar panels. With an average annual power generation of 313 Gigawatt hours (GWh), it will produce the equivalent of 13% of Bulgaria’s currently-installed solar power.

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The plant will be connected to the main 110 kV transmission grid via two independent connection lines totalling about 6 kilometres in length. The power will be sold to commercial and industrial users through long-term Power Purchase Agreements.

The project will create a large number of new jobs in the construction phase. A significant number of employees will be hired, both for light assembly – which is work suitable for men and women, on both a full-time and part-time basis – and highly-skilled engineering roles. Longer term, the power plant will provide local employment for skilled and semi-skilled labour throughout the 30 plus years of operation.

St. George will be designed, constructed, and operated to the highest environmental, social and governance (ESG) standards.