Suntech and SunSystem announce joint solar power plant ventures in Romania

Two international solar energy firms are to collaborate in Romania on a 25MW solar power facility. Suntech and SunSystem have signed an agreement for the project, which will be developed in partnership with local company RoEnergy. Suntech solar panels will power two new photovoltaic projects under construction in Romania that will be connected to the national grid by the end of 2013, according to a joint press release.
“This project, along with our recent contract with EDP Renovaveis, underscores the viability of our growth strategy in Eastern Europe,” said Suntech South-East Europe Sales Director Vincenzo Quintani. According to Suntech estimates, the solar panels will generate 30,000 MW-hours of electricity per year.
The project marks the entry to the Romanian market of Italian firm SunSystem. “Our entrance in Romania is part of our strategy to diversify the markets we operate in, and capitalize on our experience and technical knowledge in developing burgeoning solar markets in Europe,” said SunSystem Managing Director Davide Scarantino. The Italian company will also be responsible for operating the new solar power plants.
With regional headquarters in China, Switzerland and the US, Suntech Power Holdings produces solar products for residential, commercial, industrial, and utility applications. The company has delivered more than 25,000,000 photovoltaic panels to over a thousand customers in more than 80 countries.
SunSytem is an Italian company headquartered in Milan. It was founded in 2007 and has so far installed more than 500 solar power systems.