Gehrlicher Solar AG to build first 9 MW solar park in Romania
The photovoltaic company is completing the initial phase of constructing a ground-mounted system for Ra Ra Parc SRL, the investor and operator in Isaccea, eastern Romania.
Dornach n. Munich. Technical acceptance of the initial construction phase of 800 kWp was already completed in mid-October. The system generating 8.75 MWp of total power will be completed and connected to the grid by November 15. The Romanian private investors who are behind the company Ra Ra Parc SRL as a shareholder have successfully implemented several projects in Romania in renewable energies before, including two wind farms. These investments are supported through the promotion of energy production from renewable sources with green certificates.
The solar park located 220 km north east of Bucharest is built on an area measuring 14 hectares overall. In another first, 35,172 modules manufactured by JA Solar will be used in constructing this plant. SMA produced the nine central inverters for converting solar power into gridcompatible direct current. The solar power system is expected to generate around 12 million kilowatt hours of environmentally friendly electricity yearly. Compared to electricity generated from fossil fuels, the plant will save approximately 10,400 tons of CO2 yearly.
Klaus Gehrlicher, CEO of Gehrlicher Solar AG explains: "The Isaccea project gave us a chance to impress the investor Ra Ra Parc SRL early on with our many years of experience and capability for rapid realization of international projects. We are very pleased to have been awarded the contract for planning and constructing one of Romania's largest solar parks. Since we are taking over the plant's operation and maintenance, our positive and confident collaboration with this investor geared toward sustainability will result in longterm local engagement."
Thus, Gehrlicher Solar is working on a parallel project for the investor Ra Ra, a 536 kWp rooftop system in Brasov, while other, subsequent projects are still in the planning stages. The successful implementation of these projects is paving the way for additional Gehrlicher Solar photovoltaic systems in Romania.
Recognizing the significance of the Romanian market, Gehrlicher Solar AG will also participate as an exhibitor at RENEXPO® SOUTH-EAST EUROPE from November 21 to 23, 2012 in Bucharest. RENEXPO® SOUTH-EAST EUROPE is the largest trade show in the field of renewable energy sources in Romania and also one of the largest energy platforms in the southeastern region of Europe.