.On February 6, 2014 in School "Anton Popov» town. Petrich, the Mayor Velyo Iliev and Chairman of the Board of the Association of South Western Municipalities Mr. Atanas Stoyanov discovered photo voltaic plant constructed under the project "Efficient use of solar energy for a better future - SP-FUTURE".
The opening was attended by representatives of the project partners - the Association of Southwestern municipalities of Petrich Municipality, Centre for Development of South-Eastern Macedonia Strumitsa Municipality, teachers and students from School "Anton Popov".
It will be held and a two-day cross-border festival "SunPower Fest", which will be attended by over 200 children from two pilot schools. The festival program includes a variety of educational games and races united by the common theme of using renewable energy.
The construction of the photovoltaic power plant is a major project activity "Effective use of solar energy for a better future - SP-FUTURE", financed by the European Union IPA Cross-Border Programme CCI number 2007CB16IPO007.