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Moldova to launch first tenders for 60 MW of fixed-price solar

The Moldovan government is preparing to launch the country’s first renewables auctions, which will seek to procure 105 MW of wind and 60 MW of solar projects. The tenders will take place between April and July.

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Moldova launches 230MW renewables auction

The Moldovan authorities plan to select projects in a new 230MW renewables auction on a “first come, first served” basis. Installations will be assigned a 15-year fixed tariff. State-owned energy distributor Energocom will be the sole buyer of the clean electricity from the planned projects.

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Russian invasion of Ukraine weighing on Moldova’s PV sector 

The first months of the year pointed to a boom in Moldova’s solar sector, but the war has already started to negatively affect investment decisions.

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Solar among the options as Moldova gets €5m credit line

The loan will be supplied by the EBRD and includes €1.25 million of concessional lending provided by the global Green Climate Fund.

Moldova introduces feed-in tariff for small scale solar

The 15-year payments will come into force when new renewables FITs are published in the country’s official journal within the next few days. The government wants to allocate 15 MW of solar facilities ranging in size from 10 kW to 1 MW through the scheme, with larger projects having to compete in auctions.

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Moldova proposes renewables tariffs

The energy regulator has proposed a 15-year payment of $0.10/kWh for PV projects with a generation capacity of 10 kW-1 MW. The first auctions for large renewables projects are planned for early next year and will grant a fixed rate rather than a variable premium.

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Moldova plans to hold RE auctions in 2019 and 2020

The eastern European nation is being assisted by the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development with the creation of tender documentation for renewable energy auctions.

Chinese company to bankroll Moldova’s first big solar park

Vague on detail, the first proposal to build a ground-mounted solar plant in the eastern European country has come from China’s CCCII.

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China’s Sinomach Group plans solar module factory in Moldova

The Chinese industrial conglomerate intends to take advantage of the fiscal incentives offered by the local government for industrial projects.

Moldova sets solar FIT of $0.10/kWh

A tariff of MDL 1.90 ($0.10)/kWh will be granted for the first time to a 41 kW PV system planned by local developer Opal-Succes SRL. Furthermore, the authority has granted special tariffs to three wind projects totaling 6.5 MW. The country’s new legislation on renewables came into force at the end of March.