Energy

Alina Oprea   |   28 April, 2023 at 8:42 AM

OMV Petrom reduces carbon intensity by 11% compared to 2019

OMV Petrom has reduced carbon intensity by 11% compared to 2019 and its overarching ambition is to achieve a 30% reduction by 2030 compared to 2019. OMV Petrom is planning to have photovoltaic panels installed in 50% of the group filling station network by 2025.

Alina Oprea   |   26 April, 2023 at 5:34 PM

Wetterbest offers photovoltaic power plants for roofs

Wetterbest is expanding its product portfolio with photovoltaic plants for the residential segment, autonomy in electricity consumption, and even energy independence. The company has three types of photovoltaic systems: on-grid, hybrid, and off-grid.

Alina Oprea   |   26 April, 2023 at 3:15 PM

Sunflower Hundred to build a solar panel factory in Dâmbovița

Sunflower Hundred invests over €100 million in a solar panel factory in Dâmbovița. The factory will be partially built with European funds, and production could start by the end of 2025. The solar panels will have a maximum power of 600 and 410 W, respectively.

Alina Oprea   |   25 April, 2023 at 12:30 PM

Schools and hospitals in Prahova County could be supplied with free green energy

Schools, hospitals, public lighting, and local administration could be supplied with green energy from a photovoltaic park. The proposal belongs to the president of the Prahova County Council, Iulian Dumitrescu, who asked the Minister of Investments and European Projects, Marcel Boloș, to allocate European funds for the construction of a photovoltaic park.

Alina Oprea   |   24 April, 2023 at 5:35 PM

Restart Energy implements 800 kW photovoltaic system for Rekord

Restart Energy installed an 800 kW photovoltaic system for Rekord, a shoe manufacturer from Alba. The company will install another 300 kW for the same company. The company will eventually cover 80% of its own energy consumption.

Alina Oprea   |   24 April, 2023 at 3:28 PM

Delgaz Grid is testing the use of hydrogen in gas networks

Delgaz Grid begins, in the Mediaș training ground, the tests within the 20HyGrid project, through which it aims to validate the use of the technological solution based on the mixture of 23% hydrogen with natural gas. The company shows that Romania has the remarkable potential both in terms of the production of green hydrogen, but also in terms of the production of renewable energy from which green hydrogen is produced.

Alina Oprea   |   19 April, 2023 at 3:00 PM

In Romania, 10,000 photovoltaic systems can be installed every month

At least 10,000 photovoltaic systems could be installed every month in Romania, says the Minister of Environment, Water and Forests, Tanczos Barna. In Romania, 3 million houses are registered. According to the minister, the issue of smart meters is a challenge, because it happened that inappropriate meters were ordered.

Alina Oprea   |   19 April, 2023 at 11:19 AM

CE Oltenia completes purchase of emission certificates

Complexul Energetic Oltenia announces that it has complied with its compliance obligations and purchased all CO2 certificates for last year's electricity production. The deadline for compliance was April 30.

Alina Oprea   |   18 April, 2023 at 5:48 PM

Renewable energy supports the EU's primary energy production

In 2021, the source that contributed the most to the EU's primary energy production was renewable energy, respectively 41% of the total energy production in the European Union. In the case of Romania, the main sources of energy in 2021 were natural gas (32.3%), renewable energy (26.7%), solid fuels (14.5%), crude oil (14.1%), and nuclear energy (12.5%).

Alina Oprea   |   13 April, 2023 at 1:11 PM

Simtel Team wants to access loans for photovoltaic plants

Simtel Team wants to access credits of €100 million for photovoltaic plants with a total capacity of over 100 MWp. The decision will be approved in the General Meeting of Shareholders on April 26.

Alina Oprea   |   13 April, 2023 at 9:39 AM

Wind and solar now generate record 12% of global electricity

Wind and solar energy reached a record high of 12% of global electricity generation in 2022. All renewable energy sources, including nuclear power, comprised 39% of global electricity last year. Meanwhile, EU countries are lagging behind with wind power expansion.

Alina Oprea   |   10 April, 2023 at 3:05 PM

Europe's largest wool processing factory to have photovoltaic panels

The company Eco Partnersheep Insulation SRL, belonging to investors from Olt county, will invest over RON182 million (€36.4 million) in the largest wool processing factory in Europe. This will produce sound- and thermal-insulating wool products and will contribute to reducing the negative effects of climate change.

Alina Oprea   |   6 April, 2023 at 12:01 PM

The Romanian Football Federation is installing solar panels worth €400,000

The Romanian Football Federation (FRF) is installing €400,000 in solar panels. This investment will contribute to increasing energy efficiency. FRF wants to contribute to the reduction of direct and indirect carbon emissions at the events we organize by up to 50% by 2030.

Alina Oprea   |   5 April, 2023 at 8:57 AM

FirstFarms invests in photovoltaic projects in Romania

The Danish company FirstFarms announces investments in Romania both in the agricultural area and in the area of green energy production. The company installed photovoltaics in one of its warehouses in Romania, to ensure its consumption, and plans to increase its installed capacity to be able to sell the energy. The company also opened a new silo in Slovakia, where it also bought a biogas plant.

Alina Oprea   |   4 April, 2023 at 12:45 PM

Electromontaj to build 60 MW wind farm in Ruginoasa

The Electromontaj Group announces the start of the partnership with DTEK Renewables International & Moldova Eolian, part of the DTEK energy and utilities group, owned by Rinat Akhmetov, the richest Ukrainian, for the implementation of the wind farm in Ruginoasa commune, Iasi county, worth €90 million, Iasi county. After winning the tender, Electromontaj signed the contract for the design and construction of the infrastructure for the largest wind farm in the Moldova region, with an installed power of 60 MW.

Alina Oprea   |   4 April, 2023 at 12:00 PM

Clean energy is the key to securing a bright future for the next generations

Romanian state-owned company Hidroelectrica is focused on the development of energy production projects exclusively from renewable sources, says Bogdan Badea, CEO of Hidroelectrica. He talked to Green Forum about its plans for this year regarding sustainability and the social responsibility projects that the company is involved in.

Alina Oprea   |   4 April, 2023 at 9:42 AM

Oradea to add PV park financed with European funds

The city of Oradea will have a photovoltaic park with over 15,000 panels. More than €16 million from European funds will be invested in this sustainable project. The photovoltaic park will be able to be managed remotely.

Alina Oprea   |   3 April, 2023 at 9:34 AM

Romania's largest wind park to be built in Galati County

The largest wind farm in Romania will be built in Galati County on land from 13 localities. The investment amounts to half a billion euros. The wind farm will be built on an area of approximately 13,000 hectares.

Alina Oprea   |   31 March, 2023 at 10:03 AM

Investments in renewable energy technologies reach $1.3 trillion in 2022

Investments in renewable energy technologies reached a record of $1.3 trillion last year, according to the International Renewable Energy Agency. The world needs around $35 trillion for transition technology by 2030, says IRENA. Renewable energy deployment must grow from around 3,000 GW annually today to over 10,000 GW in 2030.

Alina Oprea   |   29 March, 2023 at 6:14 PM

Symmetrica invests over €6 million in photovoltaic panels

The manufacturer of paving stones and curbs Symmetrica will invest, until the end of this year, more than €6 million in the development of photovoltaic panel parks in 8 of its factories. The company will thus ensure a large part of its own consumption. Photovoltaic parks will reduce CO2 emissions by approximately 270,000 kg per year.

Alina Oprea   |   28 March, 2023 at 9:30 AM

Iași Airport to add solar panels

The Iasi airport will have a new passenger terminal at the end of 2023, its construction having started in the fall of 2022. It will have solar panels installed, in order to save on energy consumption. The works at the new terminal are carried out by Strabag.

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