Construction of photovoltaic power station starts in central Moldova town
15:49 | 19.04.2021 Category: Regional
Chisinau, 19 April /MOLDPRES/ - The opening for the site of construction of a 2.8-MW photovoltaic power station took place in the central Criuleni district today. The initiative is part of a string of projects backed and financed by the Beijing government, in the context of the Agreement on Technical and Economic Cooperation, signed between Moldova and China in 2011.
„The project of the 2.8-MW photovoltaic power station is the only in Moldova in terms of dimensions and capacity, built so far, both in the private and in the public sectors. I am happy that the public sector, through this type of initiatives, strengthens its role of exemplary sector, with the other branches of the economy due to take over its example. The concerned project will help achieve the goals of the state’s policies set in the energy and environment sectors, as well as enhance the country’s energy security, increase the weight of renewable energy in the consumption of energy and, not in the least, reduce the emissions of greenhouse gas,’’ the state secretary at the Economics and Infrastructure Ministry (MEI), Mihail Lupascu, said.
According to Lupascu, besides the project’s considerable impact on the achievement of the strategic objectives, which are extremely important for Moldova, this photovoltaic park will bring direct benefits to the citizens of the Criuleni district, through the creation of jobs, cutting the budgetary expenses of the public institutions, in order to supply with electric energy and as a result, directing the monetary savings to other pressing needs on the agenda of the district’s executive body.
The power station will allow generating an enough quantity of energy to fully cover the demand of electricity of the public institutions from the Criuleni district, such as the medical, education institutions and the administrative buildings, thus contributing to reducing the emissions of carbon dioxide by more than 1,000 tons annually.
The project’s value is of about 3.7 million euros – money provided by the Chinese government.