In a promising development for Bulgaria's sustainable energy landscape, the Managing Director of the Sustainable Energy Development Agency (SEDA) revealed that the country has the potential to install 200 MW of solar capacity on building rooftops in the coming years. Ivaylo Alexiev made this announcement at a conference hosted by the German-Bulgarian Chamber of Industry and Commerce (AHK) in Sofia.
Alexiev pointed out that the technical potential for rooftop solar installations in Bulgaria spans an estimated 2 million square meters, presenting a substantial opportunity for solar energy expansion. To maximize the benefits of such systems, he emphasized the importance of focusing on urban areas, as even though 200 MW may not seem monumental on a national scale, it can significantly impact local households.
Bulgaria's commitment to green energy took a further step forward last month when the country incorporated terms like “prosumer” and “civic energy communities” into its renewable energy legislation. These changes are designed to promote the growth of sustainable energy sources and encourage private households to embrace them.
During his presentation, Alexiev stressed the need for harmonizing various existing regulations across different sectors to ensure the smooth and effective implementation of these legislative amendments. This harmonization is crucial for Bulgaria to harness its full renewable energy potential and make a substantial contribution to its green energy objectives.