Amsterdam-based independent power producer Photon Energy NV has put on stream 9.5 MWp of solar parks in Romania's Transylvania region, expanding its global fleet of photovoltaic (PV) generation capacity to 113.1 MWp.
The Dutch firm on Tuesday said it has tied to the grid two plants of 4.73 MWp each, both located in the west-central Alba County. The generation, according to its estimates, will bring a combined revenue of around EUR 2 million (USD 2.2m) in the next 12 months, based on the current forward prices for electricity base load in the Balkan country.
Situated near the cities of Aiud and Teius, the PV parks are expected to produce around 6.8 GWh and 7.1 GWh of electricity per year, respectively. The output will be fed into the grid managed by Distribueie Energie Electrica Romania and will be sold on a merchant basis.
Each solar park is equipped with around 8,700 panels mounted on single-axis trackers.
The projects were executed by Photon Energy Engineering Romania SRL. Their commissioning follows the completion of three solar schemes totalling 6 MWp in southern Romania in April.
In Romania, Photon Energy is currently developing over 240 MWp of projects, to be built and commissioned in 2023 and 2024. In the next weeks, the company plans to switch on 10.3 MWp of solar capacity in the country, it said.