The largest solar farm in southeastern Europe, with a capacity of 155MW, has been officially opened in Romania. This project, known as Rătești, is a joint venture between Israeli companies Econergy Renewable Energy and Nofar Energy.
It stands as the most significant renewable PV energy investment in Romania, totaling €102 million. Spanning across 170 hectares, the solar park is projected to generate approximately 220 gigawatt-hours of electricity each year.
The project is currently undergoing testing and is scheduled for commissioning “in the coming period”.
Bogdan Asanache, Econergy Romania country manager, said “It is truly a solar day for us today. As we stand today at the largest photovoltaic park in Romania, we see how the renewable energy sector is rapidly developing in Romania.”
“This photovoltaic park in Ratesti is Econergy’s first to be connected to Romania, and there are 2.3GW of development capacity, along with 410MW are under construction or in operation throughout the country, ensuring energy independence and decarbonizing the energy sector.”
“The Romanian market is a key market in southeast Europe striving to meet the 2030 goals for reducing greenhouse gas emissions.”