Slovenia’s most significant solar power plant has commenced operations. The €5.5 million facility, which has a maximum output of 6 MW, is expected to provide power to roughly 1,800 households. Its unique feature is its direct connection to the 110-kilovolt transmission network and the hybridization with the Brežice Hydropower Plant. The hydropower plant’s run-of-river reservoir serves as energy storage, enabling the unused water to be utilized during nights or periods of lower solar production. This system, according to Bogdan Barbič, the company director overseeing the chain of hydro plants on the lower Sava, presents the most efficient application of varied renewables. The plant, which launched for trial operation in December 2022 and was granted an operating permit in June 2023, consists of 13,200 panels spread across six hectares. Bojan Kumer, Slovenia’s Environment Minister, emphasized the pivotal role solar plants will play in the nation’s energy future during the facility’s launch.