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EU energy fund to commit $514 million for solar projects at Romanian mining waste sites

Panels will be installed at waste sites in five mining towns as part of the latest, €2.4 billion ($2.57 million) round of investment from a fund set up to help coal-dependent European member states with the energy transition.

Romania aiming to rapidly develop battery sector

The Romanian government is working with EIT InnoEnergy to accelerate the country’s involvement in the European battery value chain through several initiatives and by committing to the training of 20,000 workers.

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Romania’s largest solar project for self-consumption

Engie Romania is building an 8 MW solar park to power the operations of Saint-Gobain Romania.

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Romania to host integrated ingot, cell, PV module production

Hungary’s Astrasun has announced plans to set up a 1.8 GW wafer factory in Romania, as well as cell and module production facilities with capacities of 1.5 GW and 1.2 GW, respectively.

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Enphase to produce micro-inverters in Romania

US energy specialist Enphase will produce micro-inverters at a Flextronics factory in Timisoara, Romania, from the first quarter of 2023.

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Romania launches 950MW renewables tender

The Romanian authorities have allocated a budget of €457.7 million ($506 million) for a new renewables procurement exercise. Selected wind and solar projects will be granted rebates ranging from €425,000 to €1.3 million per megawatt installed.

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Romania invests in PV cell and panel supply chains

A lack of trained personnel, slow overhaul of PV rules, and a weak electricity grid could slow the emergence of solar as a solution to diminish Romanian dependence on Russian gas. The next two winters will be critical.

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Romanian developer seeks EPC contractor for 134MW PV project

The project is planned to be located 35km from Bucharest, in central Romania. The plant will be close to grid infrastructure and is expected to occupy a surface of 150 hectares.

Romania authorizes bilateral PPAs, raises size limit for solar under net metering to 400kW

With Emergency Ordinance no. 143/2021, the Romanian government has restored legal certainty for bilateral power purchase agreements and has created more favorable conditions for solar power generators under net metering regime.

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Romania to hold first renewables tender in H1 2022

Romania will likely allocate several gigawatts of solar power through a range of procurement exercises over the next four years. According to the Romanian Photovoltaic Industry Association, there are currently between 20 GW and 30 GW of large-scale renewable energy projects in various stages of development, with several hundred megawatts potentially set to go online this year.

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