Conergy expands Romanian presence with another 2MW PV plant

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After entering the Romanian market in January, Conergy is set to expand its footprint in the country with the addition of a 2MW PV plant in the Romanian region of Slobozia.

As general contractor, the German PV developer is responsible for the planning and engineering of the project as well as the construction and the supply of the components.

The project, which is currently being built on four hectares of land, will be owned by a group of local private investors. It will be equipped with more than 8,000 modules manufactured in Germany, which will sit on Conergy SolarLinea mounting systems.

When operational, the facility will generate more than 2,700MWh of electricity annually which is said to be enough to meet the demands of 770 households.

The plant will not rely on a feed-in tariff but will benefit from green certificates. As part of Romania’s green certificate subsidy scheme, power plants with a capacity of up to 10MW will receive six green certificates for every megawatt hour of electricity they produce for a period of 15 years. The operators of the 2MW power plant will therefore receive a total of 16,200 green certificates each year. Over a 15-year period, they will receive a total of 243,000 certificates.

The power plant operators can either trade these certificates at the energy exchange or sell them directly to energy suppliers or energy-intensive businesses. These businesses need the certificates in order to comply with the government’s mandatory quota model.

When the certificates are traded, the market prices per certificate are fixed until 2025 in a range between €27 (US$35) and €55. Certificates that are not sold during the course of any one year will be bought by the national energy regulation authority Autoriatea Nationala de Reglementare in domeniul Energiei (ANRE) at the fixed minimum price.

However, the government is planning to half the number of certificates to three certificates per megawatt hour from 2014.

Commenting on the solar potential in the Romanian market, Conergy board member Alexander Gorski said: “The Romanian solar market has great growth potential for the future, and the government has set ambitious targets for the expansion of renewable energies. Currently, Romania is covering around two thirds of its electricity demand by power generated in the country itself.

“Large-scale solar power plants will be playing an increasingly important role in helping to enable the country to also satisfy the rapidly rising demand for electricity in the future. We intend to expand our business in this segment further in the years to come. And thanks to our extensive expertise in the planning and implementation of large-scale projects, we are offering domestic and foreign investors optimum quality and the greatest possible investment security – among others through the TÜV certification of our power plants.”

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