The works to build a Photovoltaic Park with the capacity of 2.8 MW started in Criuleni district. According to the developers, the solar power plan will enable to generate electricity to satisfy the needs of public institutions in the district and will contribute to reducing carbon dioxide emissions by over 1,000 tonnes of CO2 annually. The value of the project is about €3.7 million, with the money being provided by the Government of the People’s Republic of China, IPN reports.
Attending the event to open the building site, secretary of state at the Ministry of Economy and Infrastructure Mihail Lupașcu said that this project is unique for the Republic of Moldova by size and capacity. ‘The given project will contribute to achieving the objectives of the state policies in the energy and environmental sectors, to increasing the country’s energy security and the share of renewable energy in energy consumption and also to reducing greenhouse gas emissions,” he stated.
The functionary noted that besides the considerable contribution to achieving the strategic objectives that are very important for the Republic of Moldova, this project will also bring direct benefits to the citizens of Criuleni district by creating new jobs and reducing public institutions’ budget costs related to the supply of electricity and, as a result, the savings could be directed to other pressing needs of the district.
The initiative forms part of the projects supported by the Government of China within the Technical and Economic Cooperation Agreement signed by the Republic of Moldova and the People’s Republic of China in 2011.