SUPERNOVA SHOPPING CENTERS IN SISAK INSTALL SOLAR PANELS
Project titled Increasing the Consumption of Renewable Energy Sources in the Supernova Shopping Centers – SUPERSOLAR sees successful completion as part of the Energy and Climate Change Program
Sisak, May 5, 2023 – Supernova Group’s member companies, Supernova projekti d.o.o. and Supernova Sisak West d.o.o., as well as partner companies Sirius Sisak East d.o.o. and Åpenhet AS, have completed three pilot projects aimed at constructing integrated photovoltaic power plants on the roofs of Supernova Sisak East and Supernova Sisak West shopping centers. The total installed capacity of the installed photovoltaic power plants is 722.42 kWp, and they will generate 751,224 kWh of renewable energy. With this increase in the production of renewable energy, the project will contribute to the reduction of greenhouse gas emissions in the amount of 119.14 tCO2 per year. Moreover, by installing these solar panels, Supernova Sisak West will cover 30 percent of its total energy consumption with renewable energy sources, while Supernova Sisak East is looking at covering 40 percent of its total energy consumption.
“We are proud of the fact that Supernova is able to introduce positive changes into the communities where it operates. The completion of this project is a huge step forward toward a greener Sisak as well as greener and more responsible business practices in the trade sector. We are confident that we will see even more such initiatives in the future, making Croatia more sustainable and using all its potentials,” said project manager Ranko Rogan.
Worth just over EUR 620,000, 40 percent of which was financed by grants, the project will contribute to the objectives of the European Green Plan. The project’s main objective is to promote the use of sustainable energy sources in the trade sector in order to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and increase the security of supply.
The Sisak-based project, titled Increasing the Consumption of Renewable Energy Sources in the Supernova Shopping Centers,was financed by Iceland, Liechtenstein, and Norway through the Energy and Climate Change Program as part of the 2014 – 2021 European Economic Area Financial Mechanism, and co-financed by the Republic of Croatia.
The investment in question will help to decrease pollution and improve the quality of life in Sisak, while the execution of the Group’s green and sustainable program will establish strict environmental standards in all of the communities where the Group operates.
Since the very beginning, and particularly over the last few years, Supernova Group has been focused on achieving a green future, and our operations have been based on a sustainable and environmentally friendly development, supported by the sustainability program titled Supernova Green Energy. The goal of the program is to optimize the Group’s business practices and achieve full carbon neutrality by 2028. The Supernova Green Energy program is based on LED technology, energy efficiency program, and equipping photovoltaic power plants to generate our own electric energy.
Over the past few years, by acquiring the existing shopping centers and building new ones across both Croatia and Slovenia, Supernova Group has taken the leading position in terms of the number of shopping centers. Besides Croatia and Slovenia, the company is active in the markets of Austria, Germany, Slovakia, and Romania. In Croatia, Supernova Group operates in ten different cities, and has so far invested more than EUR 550 million in Croatia through different investment projects.
PHOTOVOLTAIC POWER PLANT PROCUREMENT PROCEDURE
Project name: Increase of the share of renewable energy sources in the Supernova shopping centers
Project promoter: Sirius Sisak East d.o.o.
Project SUPERSOLAR - Increase of the share of renewable energy sources in the Supernova shopping centers is carried out in partnership with copmanies Supernova projekti d.o.o, Supernova Sisak West d.o.o. , Sirius Sisak East d.o.o. and Åpenhet AS.
Total project value: 628.142,95 EUR
Grant value: 261.564,08 EUR
Project implementation period: 24.5.2022. - 24.5.2023.
PROCUREMENT PROCEDURE FOR PERSONS WHO ARE NOT OBLIGATORS OF THE LAW ON PUBLIC PROCUREMENT
- REGISTRATION NUMBER OF PROCUREMENT: OIE-2022-02
- TITLE OF PROCUREMENT: Procurement and installation of photovoltaic power plant SE Sisak East
- DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSION OF OFFERS: 1.3.2023. to 10 am
- CALL: Encreasing Capacity for Solar Energy Production
Online conference "Increasing the use of renewable energy sources in Supernova shopping centers"
As part of the project "Increasing the use of renewable energy sources in Supernova shopping centers", financed as part of the EEA and Norway Grants financial mechanism, an online conference on the application of solar energy in the retail sector was held on January 17th from 13:00 to 15:00.
The main goal of this meeting was to enable experts and stakeholders from Norway and Croatia to meet and share their knowledge and experiences on the implementation of solar energy.
The agenda was:
- 13:00 - 13:20: Presentation from Supernova
About Supernova's ecological ambitions and the ongoing EEA project
- 13:20 - 13:40: Presentation of the Norwegian Energy Regulatory Authority
Norwegian legal framework for solar power plants
- 13:40 - 14:00: Presentation from Fusen
About Fusen and the PV market in the Norwegian trade sector
- 14:00 - 14:20: Presentation of the Solar Energy Cluster
About the cluster and perspectives of solar energy in Norway
- 14:20 - 15:00: Discussion
As project promoter, Supernova projekti d.o.o. has been awarded grants to implement a project for the increase of the share of renewable energy sources in the Supernova shopping centers’ total energy consumption in Sisak. The project will be implemented using funds from the European Economic Area Financial Mechanism, and the construction of the photovoltaic power plants on the roofs of the Supernova shopping centers in Sisak will contribute to the European Green Plan.
The Supernova Group member companies – Supernova projekti d.o.o. and Supernova Sisak West d.o.o., as well as partner company Sirius Sisak East d.o.o. – plan to implement three pilot projects for the construction of integrated photovoltaic power plants on the roofs of Supernova Sisak East and Supernova Sisak West. The execution of the project will last a year. One of the main objectives of the project is to promote the use of renewable energy sources in the trade sector in order to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, increase the security of supply, and contribute to the European Green Plan.
This latest investment is a continuation of the green transition by Supernova Group and its partners. Where possible, they are switching to using electricity from photovoltaic power plants in other Croatian Supernova shopping centers as well. Only recently, a similar project was launched in Šibenik, while the shopping centers in Karlovac and Buzin are presently doing preparatory work.
The total value of the latest projects involving the Supernova shopping centers in Sisak is more than EUR628,000, i.e. nearly HRK 5 million. The European Funds will cover 41.64 percent of the project’s total value, i.e. just under HRK 2 million or EUR 261,564.08, to be exact. The remaining costs will be covered by the project promoter and partners.
The project proposes building three integrated photovoltaic power plants, SE Sisak East, SE-1 Sisak West, and SE-2 Sisak West, with a total installed capacity of 722.42 kWp, which will produce 751,224 kWh of renewable energy per year. Accordingly, the project will contribute to the reduction of greenhouse gas emissions in the amount of 119.14 tCO2 per year.
Moreover, with these photovoltaic power plants, Supernova Sisak West will cover 30 percent of its total energy consumption, while Supernova Sisak East is looking at covering 40 percent of its total energy consumption with these renewable energy sources.
“Several years ago we launched the green transition project and decided to switch to our own energy sources. I am really pleased with the fact that we are implementing this project in Croatia as well, as the Croatian market is extremely important to us business-wise. At the moment, the energy produced on the roofs of our shopping centers covers more than 35 percent of the energy necessary for the centers’ operations and supply. With this investment in Sisak, worth nearly HRK 5 million, and the implementation of our group’s green and sustainable programs, we and our project partners will help reduce environmental pollution and improve the quality of life in all the communities and countries where Supernova shopping centers operate in line with strict environmental standards,” said Markus Pinggera, Managing Director, Supernova Group.
Shopping centers everywhere have seen an increase in their energy needs, at the same time generating rising energy costs that are negatively affecting business and increasing greenhouse gas emissions. Guided by the principles of sustainable growth and responsible management, Supernova Group and its project partners, Supernova Sisak West, Sirius Sisak East, and Norway-based Åpenhet, want to replace the conventional fuels used by the Supernova shopping centers with the more affordable and sustainable renewable solar energy.
Since the very beginning, and particularly over the last couple of years, Supernova Group has been focused onachieving a green future, and its operations have been based on a sustainable and environmentally friendly development, supported by the sustainability program titled Supernova Green Dot. The goal of the program is to optimize the group’s business practices and enable achieving full carbon neutrality by 2028. The Supernova Green Dot programis based on LED technology, energy efficiency program, and equipping photovoltaic power plants to produce our own green electric energy.
So far, a total of 23 photovoltaic powers plants have been installed on the roofs of different Supernova shopping centers in Austria and Slovenia, and Supernova Group plans to install 56 new photovoltaic power plants within the group by the end of 2023.
Implementing the project in Sisak will result in increasing the installed capacity for energy production from renewable sources in the local Supernova shopping centers. The group will thereby contribute to the expansion of photovoltaic power plants in Croatia and the strengthening of the capacity for management and promotion of renewable energy sources. Supernova projekti d.o.o. is the project promoter, while the project partners include Supernova Sisak West d.o.o., owner of the Supernova Sisak West shopping center and member of Supernova Group, Sirius Sisak Eastd.o.o., owner of the Supernova Sisak East shopping center, and Norway’s Åpenhet.
The Energy and Climate Change program is managed by the Croatian Ministry of Regional Development and EU Funds and Directorate for European Territorial Cooperation. The program’s donor partners are Iceland, Liechtenstein, and Norway.