Sept. 4, 2013 - The juwi group just started the construction of two PV plants in Romania. The plants are situated near the towns Satu Mare (North-West Romania) and Butimanu (approx. 50KM north-west of Bucharest). They are being built by the Italian juwi subsidiary juwi Energie Rinnovabili Srl in cooperation with the Bulgarian subsidiary juwi Solar GmbH in Sofia. At the beginning of July juwi signed an Engineering-Procurement-Construction (EPC) contract with the Chinese investor HiSun PV as well as their partner Abacus Renewables. The two PV plants will be connected to the grid in November 2013.
The PV plants with a total capacity of 12.890MWp – 5.88MWp in Satu Mare and 7.015MWp in Butimanu – are constructed with more than 53,700 modules from the manufacturer GD Solar/HiSun. Once the PV plants are in operation, more than 16 million kilowatt hours of electricity will be fed into the grid of the power supply company Transelectrica RO yearly. This amount of electricity is sufficient to supply 4,700 Romanian households (standard three-person household) with clean energy.
Marco Margheri, Managing Director of juwi Italy, says: "It is exciting to manage several projects in parallel in a new market like Romania. Therefore we are very proud that HiSun PV chose us to build their solar parks." Nikola Gazdov, Managing Director of juwi Bulgaria, adds: "The photovoltaic market in Romania is challenging, but at the same time also very promising. Ongoing amendments to the green certificates support scheme create uncertainty but might eventually serve to prevent a 'boom and bust' model as we have witnessed it elsewhere."